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Water Resources Department Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Red Dot Willamette River Basin Commission Records

1930-1956

Location:
Boxes 84-87
Map Drawer 10
Map Box 3

Quantity:
3.75 total cubic feet
7 maps (.1 cubic foot)
6 photographs (.1 cubic foot)

Arrangement: Alphabetical by topic

Series documents the activities and duties of the Willamette River Basin Commission created in 1939 to oversee the management, construction, and maintenance of the Willamette river basin project. The commission was abolished in 1955. Series contains records variously titled the Willamette Valley Project, Willamette Valley Project Committee, and Willamette Basin Project.

Series contains correspondence concerning the basin project and annual "caravans," which were trips by politicians and interested citizens to dam and project sites. Series also includes correspondence with local Chambers of Commerce and with state and federal legislators. Topics covered by the records include watershed management, dams, water resource use, and development of water resources in the Willamette River Basin.


 

Red Dot Separated Photographs:

Title:

Willamette River Basin Commission Records

Removed from:

Box 85 / Folder 16

Transferred to:

Photograph Box 1 / Folder 19

Record type:

4 photographs

Medium:

black and white photoprints

Dimensions:

8 x 10"

Description:

Governor's Trip, 1953.

Removed from "Itinerary" for Governor Paul L. Patterson, August 21-22, 1953.

page 7, Fern Ridge Dam and Reservoir
page 14, Dorena Dam and Reservoir
page 19, Dexter Dam, MIddle Fork, Willamette River
page 25, Cougar Dam, South Fork McKenzie River

 

Title:

Willamette River Basin Commission Records

Removed from:

Box 85 / Folder 44

Transferred to:

Photograph Box 1 / Folder 20

Record type:

2 photographs

Medium:

black and white photoprints

Dimensions:

8 x 10"

Description:

Newbegin, Wade.

Views of South Santiam River, Linn County, 1945-1946. Shows erosion of river bank and revetment.


Red Dot Separated Maps:

SERIES TITLE: Willamette River Basin Commission Records

RECORDS REMOVED FROM: Box 86 / Folder 32

RECORDS TRANSFERRED TO: Map Drawer 10

TYPE OF RECORDS: 1 Drawing

MEDIUM: Blackline print

DESCRIPTION:
U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers

Drawing of Weston Bar, Survey near Weston Bend of Willamette River, Mile 59, 1950. Removed from letter dated 5 October 1951.

 

SERIES TITLE: Willamette River Basin Commission Records

RECORDS REMOVED FROM: Box 87 / Folder 50

RECORDS TRANSFERRED TO: Map Box 3

TYPE OF RECORDS: 1 Graph, 1 Map

MEDIUM: Print

DIMENSIONS: 19.5" x 12.5" (Map)

SCALE: 1" = 10 miles (Map)

DESCRIPTION:
Willamette Valley / Basin Project:

1. Willamette River and Tributaries, Condensed Profiles: Willamette River and West Side Tributaries, 1937.

2. Willamette River and Tributaries: Proposed Plan for Coordinated Development, 1937.

 

SERIES TITLE: Willamette River Basin Commission Records

RECORDS REMOVED FROM: Box 87 / Folder 53

RECORDS TRANSFERRED TO: Map Drawer 10

TYPE OF RECORDS: 4 Maps

MEDIUM: Color print

DIMENSIONS: 31" x 19" (maps 1-3), 36" x 48" (map 4)

SCALE: Mixed: 1" = 6, 10, 16 miles

DESCRIPTION:
Maps:

1. Willamette River and Tributaries: Irrigable Areas, Reservoir Sites and Areas Now Irrigated, undated.

2. Willamette River and Tributaries: Areas Needing Drainage and Areas to be Drained on Proposed Irrigation Projects, undated.

3. Willamette River and Tributaries: Proposed Plan for Coordinated Development, undated.

4. Oregon: Irrigation: By Drainage Basin, 1939.


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