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Division of Water Resources

Black and white image of an Ice jam at Cradlebaugh Bridge

Jammed up

Ice jam at Cradlebaugh Bridge, February 7, 1937.
Image from State Archives (NHD-0067).

This collection (NvSA-000165) contains the records of the Division of Water resources from 1905-1951. The 1.5 c.f. of materials consist of correspondence, reports, field notes, legislation, and legal information.

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Contents Dates Extent

General Files:

Arranged by subject and there-under chronologically.

Although not voluminous, these records have several varied series of potential interest to environmental historians, particularly those who conduct research on water management:

  • "Drought Relief Project Completion Reports," 1934-1935, submitted by the Nevada Emergency Relief Administration to the Federal Emergency Relief Administration.
  • Carey Act project files, 1910-1918, consisting of reports, correspondence, and field notes.
  • File on the Muddy Water Valley Irrigation Company water rights case, 1920-1946.
  • "Designated Basins" file, 1964-1979.
  • Incoming and outgoing correspondence of State Engineer James G. Scrugham, 1917-1922.
  • Incoming and outgoing correspondence of the State Engineer with the Bureau of Reclamation, 1905-1922 and 1945-1951.
  • Cash Accounts (bound journal), Carey Act Projects, 1911-1912 and 1921-1923.
  • Folder with "Standard Maps for Submission to State Engineer in Connection with Appropriation of Water, George W. Malone, State Engineer," 1927-1932.
  • Folder with resolutions adopted at the annual meeting of the Association of Western State Engineers, Phoenix, Arizona, 1941.
1905-1951 1.5 cu. ft.

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