Irrigation engineer Louis G. Carpenter (1861-1935) was appointed professor and head of engineering and physics at the Colorado Agricultural College (CAC) in 1888. He became director of the Colorado Experiment Station in 1899 in which capacity he consulted widely on irrigation and hydraulic construction projects. The archival collection consists primarily of correspondence related to the College, and research data related to the duty of water, stream seepage, weather observations, and the Cache la Poudre River. For more information see the finding aid.

This digital collection, with materials dated 1888 to 1910, includes lantern slides of dams and canals, all CAC-related correspondence in the archival collection, and selected research papers concerning seepage and the availability of water in the Poudre River.

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