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Water Resources Department Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Water Resources Board Records

(2003A-048)
ca.1929-1995
Boxes 1-5
5 cubic feet
Arrangement: By folder title

Folder Listings

Series includes the following subseries:

Willamette River Basin Records, ca.1929-1975, 2.2 cu.ft.
Subseries documents actions by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Reclamation; Oregon Water Resources Department; and other entities in relation to construction and maintenance projects on the Willamette River and its tributaries. Typical projects related to dams, reservoirs, irrigation flood protection, drainage, channel improvements, water quality, and other topics. The state agency corresponded with federal agencies and other entities in relation to planning and progress. Many of the records are copies of federal agency records. Records include reports, bid compilations, maps, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, aerial photographs, easements, right-of-way documents, memoranda, brochures, and related documents.

Water Resources Board Programs, 1958-1982, .8 cu.ft.
Subseries documents the formulation of integrated, coordinated programs for the use and control of the water resources of various river basins throughout Oregon. Records consist of programs that document policy for each river basin. The programs take the form of resolutions by the board.

Miscellaneous Water Resources Board Records, 1955-1995, 2 cu.ft.
Subseries documents various activities of the board and related entities. Records include Columbia Interstate Compact Commission Records (1955-1968); Public Presentation Outlines; and Governor’s Correspondence (1977-1979). Records also include various proposals, plans, minutes, instream requirements, and related documents.


 

(92A-006)

1955-1975

Location:
Boxes 72-83
Map Drawer 10
Map Box 3

Quantity:
10.65 total cubic feet
24 maps (.1 cubic foot)
37 photographs (.1 cubic foot)

Arrangement: Alphabetical by organization or topic

Series documents the activities and responsibilities of the Water Resources Board created in 1975 to manage the use of the state's water resources.

Series includes:
Biennial reports; correspondence, reports, agendas, and hearings concerning board activities
Records of the Columbia Basin Inter-Agency Committee, the Columbia River Interstate Compact, and the Upper Columbia River Basin Project
Conservancy district records
Corps of Engineers project reports
Hearing transcripts
Correspondence and reports on board projects
Records of the Rogue River Basin Study, Ultimate Water Needs Study, Umpqua River Basin Study, Western State Water Council, Coast Basin Studies, and the Oregon Coastal Report

Topics covered in the board records include dams, irrigation, hydroelectric power, water resource development and use, pollution, scenic waterways, and wildlife.


Red Dot Separated Maps


Red Dot Separated Photographs:

Title:

Water Resources Board Records

Removed from:

Box 79 / Folder 12

Transferred to:

Photograph Box 1 / Folder 15

Record type:

2 photographs

Medium:

black and white photoprints

Dimensions:

8 x 10"

Description:

Sanitary Authority, Air Quality, Wigwam Burners.

Figure 1, Critical Areas of Western Oregon.
Figure 2, The Rogue Airshed, Critical Area.
(Removed from report dated December 13, 1966).

 

Title:

Water Resources Board Records

Removed from:

Box 79 / Folder 29

Transferred to:

Photograph Box 1 / Folder 16

Record type:

5 photographs

Medium:

black and white photoprints

Dimensions:

4 x 3"

Description:

South Coast Basin.

Views of Donniels Creek, E.J. Costley's Valley.
(Removed from report dated November 25, 1968).


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