Founded in 1961, Wright Water Engineers, Inc., (WWE) is a Colorado-based water resources consulting firm founded by Kenneth R. Wright and operating nationally and internationally. The collection contains files from select Colorado projects as well as the records of Wright-McLaughlin Engineers (1964-1982), a closely associated engineering firm also founded by Kenneth Wright. Materials include copies of court documents, notes, reports, minutes, newspaper clippings, correspondence, maps, factory plans, photographs, and negatives. For more information see the finding aid.

This digital collection, with materials dated 1934 to 1977, contains correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, reports, and photographs generated as part of WWE projects concerning the 1976 Big Thompson flood and Eastman Kodak water supply.

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  • 575 Black Acre - water right acquisition (5) 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1967-1968
    Eastman Kodak Company annual report for 1967, newsclippings and press releases announcing Kodak's plans to build a plant in Windsor, and correspondence primarily between Ken Wright and Hugh Burns concerning the acquisition ...
  • 575 Ft. Collins study and report (7) 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1968
    Correspondence, notes, and drafts for Wright Water Engineers' report on Fort Collins, Colorado, and its water system's ability to supply a new industrial user in Windsor (Eastman Kodak)
  • 575 Water quality (4) 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1962-1969
    Water quality test results collected by Wright Water Engineers on behalf of Eastman Kodak
  • 575 Pipeline studies (6) 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1967
    Draft of plan for a pipeline from the South Platte River to the Black Acres Project (Eastman Kodak plant) in Windsor, Colorado
  • 575 Early water studies (2) 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1967
    Three maps of the Front Range from Arapahoe County north to Wyoming, and a letter, "Re: Industrial Water Supply Middle South Platte Valley" from Wright Water Engineers to Hugh Burns of Dawson, Nagel, Sherman and Howard ...
  • Preliminary soil and foundation investigation for the proposed Eastman Kodak Project, Windsor, Colorado 

    Author(s):Chen & Associates
    Date:1968
    Report of results of a preliminary soil and foundation investigation for the proposed Eastman Kodak prepared by Chen and Associates, Inc., which "presents a general survey of the subsoil conditions, possible foundation ...
  • 575 Correspondence and reports thru December 1968 (1) 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1968
    Correspondence, notes, reports, photographs, and maps concerning Eastman Kodak's plans to construct a plant in Windsor, Colorado. Topics include water availability and rights, water quality, and plant location. Correspondence ...
  • 575 Administrative lists and diagrams (3) 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1934
    Discharge data for the South Platte River and tributaries, notes on Northern Colorado water supply, and four straight-line diagrams of the Cache la Poudre River, the Big Thompson River, and the South Platte River from ...
  • 575 Ft. Collins study and report 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1968
    Notes and data collected by Wright Water Engineers for "Report on Water Service Capability of Fort Collins, Colorado, for Supplying a New Industrial User," a report submitted to Eastman Kodak
  • Eastman Kodak water rights and supply 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1969-1974
    Notes, correspondence, newsclippings, and legal documents pertaining to Eastman Kodak's acquisition of water rights for its Windsor, Colorado, plant. Project numbers 575.A and 575.2 appear on some documents.
  • 575 Blackacre - Kodak masters 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1968-1969
    Master copies of memoranda and reports. Memoranda concern water available to Eastman Kodak from several irrigation companies that divert water from the Cache la Poudre River or Big Thompson River. Reports are "Summary ...
  • 575 - Eastman Kodak, correspondence and reports, 1969-1970 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1969-1970
    Memoranda, correspondence, notes, and newsclippings concerning Wright Water Engineers' work to obtain available water for Eastman Kodak's Windsor plant from several irrigation companies that divert water from the Cache la ...
  • 575 Eastman Kodak, letters to C-BT unit owners 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1968-1969
    Correspondence between Wright Water Engineers and Colorado-Big Thompson water owners about whether or not owners would sell their water. Also included are several summaries of Eastman Kodak water supply acquisitions progress.
  • Engineering evaluation report on Eastman Kodak optioned water rights at Windsor, Colorado 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1968
    Report evaluating Eastman Kodak optioned water rights for a plant at Windsor, Colorado. Report contains information on history and capacity of area irrigation ditches.
  • 575.1 Black Acre ground water 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:undated
    Wright Water Engineers' notes and plans for testing groundwater in the Windsor, Colorado, area for Blackacre, WWE's code name for Eastman Kodak
  • 575.3 Antelope Hill 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1968
    Notes and correspondence concerning Antelope Hill, a property located northeast of Windsor, Colorado, in the NW1/4 of Section 13, T6N, R67W. Topics include groundwater on the property and the property's suitability for ...
  • 575 Greeley contract (12) 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1968
    Water use agreement between the City of Greeley and Eastman Kodak Company. Includes associated correspondence and notes.
  • 575 Windsor area groundwater (14) 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1968-1969
    Notes, memorandum, and correspondence concerning availability of groundwater in the Windsor, Colorado, area
  • 575 Cache la Poudre River water investigations (15) 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1969
    Memoranda concerning water available to Eastman Kodak from several irrigation companies that divert water from the Cache la Poudre River or Big Thompson River, including Windsor Reservoir and Canal Company, William Jones ...
  • 575 E-K rights, yield studies (12) 

    Author(s):Wright Water Engineers
    Date:1968-1969
    Draft report and associated data and correspondence for Eastman Kodak water supply yield study. Stock certificate copies also present in folder.

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