Francis ("Frank") Raymond Milenski (1913-1998) was a farmer and irrigator in Colorado's Arkansas River Valley. He served on the Colorado Water Conservation Board from 1959 to 1966 and on the board of directors of both the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District and the Catlin Canal Company for several decades. Milenski’s collection covers his involvement in these organizations and includes documents concerning court cases, water law, and agricultural and urban water supply in the Arkansas River Valley and southeastern Colorado. Writings undertaken outside the scope of Milenski’s employment are also present. For more information see the finding aid.

This digital collection, with materials dated 1890 to 2003, includes indexes to Milenski’s files as well as court records, project reports, maps, images, and other materials related to the Fryingpan-Arkansas and Trinidad projects, Arkansas and Colorado River basins, Four States Irrigation Council, and the cities of Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Personal writings by Milenski, including poetry, musings, and a history of southeastern Colorado are also present.

Recent Submissions

  • 84SA393 

    Author(s):Shinn, Carl M.; Shinn, Thomas L.; Shinn, Wendy S.
    Format:legal documents
    Opening brief of appellant Amity Mutual Irrigation Company for the case Amity Mutual Irrigation Company vs Fort Lyon Canal Company.
  • 80CW19 

    Format:legal documents
    Documents related to Amity Mutual Irrigation Co. vs Colorado Canal Co., Lake Meredith Reservoir Co., Lake Henry Reservoir Co., Catlin Canal Co., Fort Lyon Canal Co., and SECWCD Order Amending findings of fact, conclusions ...
  • Winter water and project water above John Martin Reservoir, 2 of 2 

    Author(s):Thompson, Charles L. "Tommy"; Willms, Raymond H.
    Compiled winter water reports, correspondence, and newspaper articles
  • Winter water program reports 

    Author(s):Colorado. Division of Water Resources
    Winter water program reports developed by Division Two Engineer of Colorado Division of Water Resources showing participation by irrigation companies
  • Winter water canal diversions 

    Author(s):Milenski, Frank
    Correspondence and data on diversion trends for winter water storage program participants
  • Winter water storage records 

    Author(s):Jesse, Robert W.; Colorado. Division of Water Resources
    Accounting documents for winter water storage
  • Winter water and project water above John Martin Reservoir, 1 of 2 

    Author(s):Colorado. Division of Water Resources; Thompson, Charles L. "Tommy"
    Compiled winter water reports and correspondence
  • Winter water operating plans 

    Author(s):Thompson, Charles L. "Tommy"; Danielson, Jeris A.
    Yearly operating plans for winter water storage program
  • Winter water trustees and minutes 

    Author(s):Thompson, Charles L. "Tommy"
    Winter water list of trustees and meeting minutes
  • Voluntary winter storage 

    Author(s):Thompson, Charles L. "Tommy"
    Data and memoranda from Tommy Thompson regarding companies' voluntary winter water storage participation
  • Winter Storage Program 

    Author(s):Littleworth, Arthur L., 1923-; Pratt, Kevin B.
    Date:1975; 1984-1994
    Correspondence, charts, and reports regarding the winter water storage program in relation to the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project
  • Pueblo Reservoir 

    Author(s):Pratt, Kevin B.; Thompson, Charles L. "Tommy"
    Correspondence and reports regarding the Pueblo Reservoir operations to permit the winter water storage program
  • Various letters 

    Author(s):Thompson, Charles L. "Tommy"; Pratt, Kevin B.; Carlson, John U.
    Correspondence regarding winter water storage
  • Ft. Lyon and Amity 

    Author(s):Thompson, Charles L. "Tommy"; Pratt, Kevin B.
    Correspondence regarding the push for winter water storage application approval; includes temporary storage agreements between Amity Mutual Irrigation Company and Fort Lyon Canal Company
  • Agricultural storage meetings 

    Author(s):Willms, Raymond H.
    Agriculture storage meeting minutes regarding winter water storage program
  • Fryingpan-Arkansas Project 

    Author(s):United States. Bureau of Reclamation
    Date:1969; 1985-1990
    Correspondence and reports regarding the winter water storage program in relation to the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project
  • Proposals 

    Author(s):Miles, Don
    Date:1975; 1984
    Proposal for winter water storage program; includes data on canal diversions
  • Public Service Company storage 

    Author(s):Pratt, Kevin B.
    Correspondence regarding Public Service Company's desire to use winter storage
  • Flows 

    Data, charts, and policy regarding winter water storage
  • Callahan Reservoir 

    Author(s):Pratt, Kevin B.
    Letter from Kevin B. Pratt regarding concerns about Callahan Reservoir

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