When Congress passed the Water Resources Research Act in 1964, Colorado State University, a leader in water research and engineering, was chosen to oversee the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute (CWRRI). The CWRRI brought water concerns to the attention of experts in higher education, facilitated research into these issues, and disseminated new information to all water users. The collection consists of the files of CWRRI directors Norman A. Evans (1967-1988), Neil S. Grigg (1988-1991), and Robert C. Ward (1991-2006), including project files and proposals; information on various water-related conferences, committees, and commissions; internal files with long-range plans, program reviews, and reports; and slides, photographs, and documents from the CWRRI reference library. For more information see the finding aid.

This digital collection, with materials dated 1949 to 2003, contains materials from a 1980s South Platte River study that used the Stream-Aquifer Model for Management by SimulatiON (SAMSON) and files concerning the Fort Collins-area irrigation ditches, reservoirs, and wells in which CSU had ownership or interest.

Recent Submissions

  • Spring Creek 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1979
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Correspondence discussing stipulations for a new CSU College of Business building that include building a pond on Spring Creek; correspondence primarily concerns using the Army Reserve unit to build the pond and gaining ...
  • South side consolidation (Poudre River) 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1966-1968
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Report, "Development, Financing and Rehabilitation of Small Independent Irrigation Systems" by C. Stokes, report "Irrigation System Consolidation in the Fort Collins Area, Preliminary Report" by Michael Biggs, and other ...
  • Sherwood Reservoir Company (folder 4 of 4) 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1963-1977
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Reports, correspondence , maps, and other documents related to changes to the Sherwood (Nelson) Reservoir spillway and dam.
  • Sherwood Reservoir Company (folder 3 of 4) 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1973-1979
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Study reports, correspondence , maps, charts, and other documents related to changes to the Sherwood (Nelson) Reservoir Spillway and Colorado State University's 1976 application for a water storage right in Sherwood Reservoir.
  • Sherwood Reservoir Company (folder 2 of 4) 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1973-1978
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Spillway study data, maps, charts, and other documents related to subdivision development in the Sherwood Reservoir Company spillway.
  • Sherwood Reservoir Company (folder 1 of 4) 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1958-1982
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Reports, correspondence, agreements between Sherwood Reservoir Company and other companies and people, and other documents related to Colorado State University's shares in Sherwood Reservoir Company.
  • Sherwood Canal Company 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1958-1974
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Data, correspondence, maps, copy of The Sherwood Irrigation Company vs. Vandewark (No. 18018), and other documents related to Norm Evans' role as a Sherwood Irrigation Company board member and administrator of Colorado ...
  • Rigdon Farm wells 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:undated
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Notes by A. H. Well on drillers at the sugar beet well, west end Rigdon Farm.
  • Pleasant Valley and Lake canal 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1959-1970
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Stockholder meeting notices, memos, agreements, and notes concerning Colorado State University's shares in the Pleasant Valley and Lake Canal.
  • NCWCD agreements 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1953-1971
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Correspondence and agreements between Colorado State University and Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District concerning College Lake.
  • New Mercer canal 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1959-1970
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Stockholder meeting notices, memos, and notes concerning Colorado State University's shares in the New Mercer Canal.
  • Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1967-1970
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Correspondence, financial statements, and other documents concerning water budgets and deliveries to Colorado State University by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District.
  • Larimer County ditch no. 2 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1959-1982
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Stockholder meeting notices, Water Supply Study for Colorado State University (December 1977), delivery summaries, correspondence, contract to exchange water rights between Colorado State University and Ivan L. Nichols, ...
  • Highline lateral 22 and 23 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1959-1962
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Documents and reports related to meetings of the shareholders and officers of the Highline Lateral No. 22 and No. 23 off of Pleasant Valley and Lake Canal.
  • Horticulture farm wells 

    Author(s):Huntley, C. W.
    Date:1960
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Well data collected by C. W. Huntley from the east well on the north side and the west well on the north side of the horticulture farm.
  • Hahn Farm water supply investigation 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1956
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Reports, graphs, maps, correspondence, and other documents concerning irrigation on the Hahn Farm owned by Colorado State University.
  • Emigh lateral 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1959-1963
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Correspondence, legal documents, maps, and memos related to the State Board of Agriculture divesting itself of Emigh Lateral shares that irrigated the College Farm at Stover and Pitkin streets.
  • General correspondence 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1977-1982
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Well permits and water rights adjudications, discussion of effect of irrigation canal consolidation on CSU, and Fall Creek Dam information.
  • Dixon lateral 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1966-1970
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Memos, annual meeting notices, and financial statements for the Dixon Lateral and Box Elder Ditch Company.
  • College Lake (folder 2 of 2) 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1957-1983
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Data, correspondence, and other documents related to College Lake and College No. 3 Reservoir Dam (also known as State Board of Agriculture Reservoir No. 3).

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