Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 200

Governor Clyde Upper Colorado River project case files

Dates: 1957-1964.

6.65 cubic feet and 17 microfilm reelsSkip to Containers

These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The records in this series document the history of the Upper Colorado River Storage Project in the state of Utah, which authorized the construction of reservoir and hydroelectric facilities within the Upper Colorado River Basin.

The authority for the Colorado River Storage Project was founded on the Colorado River Compact of 1922, which divided the states that draw on water from the Colorado River between an upper division and a lower division. The upper division included Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico, while the lower division was comprised of Arizona, Nevada, and California. The Colorado River Compact of 1922 was meant to address concerns between the states on how water from the Colorado River would be allocated and managed. The Colorado River Compact has served as the basic framework upon which the "Law of the River" has developed over time.

In 1948, the Upper Basin states entered into the Upper Colorado River Basin Compact, and the Upper Colorado River Commission was formed as an administrative agency and tasked with serving as the water master for the Upper Basin states. The Upper Colorado River Commission today is comprised of one Commissioner from each state who is appointed by the governor of said state, as well as one federal Commissioner appointed by the President of the United States.

In 1956 the Upper Colorado River Commission began work on an Upper Basin-wide development plan for the Upper Basin states. This plan grew into the Upper Colorado River Storage Project, and was meant to better utilize each states Colorado River allocation through reclamation, flood control, and hydroelectric power production.

The records in this series document Utah's role in the Upper Colorado River Commission, and the subsequent work that took place in the state through the Upper Colorado River Storage Project. The series contains a variety of records that passed between the Utah Upper Colorado River Commission office and the office of Utah Governor George Clyde. Records include copies of meeting minutes, technical reports, correspondence, memorandum of understanding, publicity material, maps, newspaper clippings, and other assorted documents that detail the planning and work associated with the Upper Colorado River Storage Project. Researchers will find records that detail western reclamation efforts in the mid-20th century, as well as dynamic historical moments in the history of conservation, such as the decision to construct Glen Canyon Dam, as well as efforts to establish Canyonlands National Park.

Arrangement

Numerical by document stamp number.

Research Note

Researchers will note that each record in this series is stamped with a document number. This was once a common method for maintaining collection control at the Utah State Archives. In the event that a document number is found missing in the physical holdings, it is possible that it will appear on the microfilm. In this way, provenance of these records can be traced and upheld.

Related Records

Colorado River Commission case files from the Attorney General's Office, Series 165, contains assorted legal records, correspondence, and reports pertaining to Utah's role in the Colorado River Commission.

Correspondence from the Governor Lee, Series 211, contains correspondence from Governor Lee's office that document the development of water resources in Utah (especially the Colorado River).

Correspondence from the Water and Power Board, Series 2561, contains records that discuss the Upper Colorado River storage project and Echo Park dam proposal.

Interstate compacts from the Lieutenant Governor, Series 20221, contains Utah's version of the original Colorado River Compact of 1922.

Colorado River correspondence from the Governor Blood, Series 22918, contains correspondence concerning the Colorado River and the distribution of its water.

Official photographs: video documentation of construction projects from the Department of Transportation. Office of Community Relations, Series 25239, may contain photo and/or video of construction projects related to the Upper Colorado River Storage Project.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

Microfiche holdings require staff assistance due to fewer reference copies. Handle masters under supervision.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Jim Kichas in February 2013.

Processing Note

Microfiche processed by Rebekkah Shaw under the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant to the Utah State Archives and Records Services for the Utah Microfiche Backlog Project (Grant No.: NAR10-RB-50086-10). July 2010 - December 2011

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DOCUMENTS DATE DESCRIPTION
N/A 1 1 262-529 1960-1962 Upper Colorado River Commission - Correspondence, memorandum, Reports, Clippings, Minutes, and Resolutions
N/A 1 2 530-643 1960-1962 Upper Colorado River Commission
N/A 1 3 645-727 1960-1962 Upper Colorado River Commission
2 1 4 728-807 1960-1962 Upper Colorado River Commission
2 1 5 808-933 1960-1962 Upper Colorado River Commission
2 2 (Missing) 1 934-1000 1963-1964 Water and Power Board - Correspondence
2 2 (Missing) 2 1001-1047 1961-1962 Water and Power Board - Whitney Reservoir
2 2 (Missing) 3 1048-1101 1961-1962 Water and Power Board - Woodruff Narrows Dam
2 2 (Missing) 4 1102-1126 1961-1962 Water and Power Board - North Sanpete Gooseberry Project and Uintah Basin Water Filings
2/3 2 (Missing) 5 1127-1485 1961-1964 Water and Power Board - North Sanpete Watershed Project
3 2 (Missing) 6 1486-1487 1964 Oct Water and Power Board - Summary of Report on Porcupine Dam
3 2 (Missing) 7 1488-1566 1961-1964 Water and Power Board - Porcupine Dam
3 2 (Missing) 8 1567-1570 1962-1964 Water and Power Board - Little Dell Dam
3 2 (Missing) 9 1571-1585 1963 Water and Power Board - Big Sand Wash Reservoir
3 2 (Missing) 10 1586 1963 Water and Power Board - Senate Bill 1111
3 3 1 1587-1706 1963-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Meeting Minutes
3 3 2 1707-1811 1961-1962 Upper Colorado River Commission - Financial Statements
3 3 3 1812-1935 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Financial Statements
3/4 3 4 1936-2062 1961-1963 Water Resource Planning Act (S. 1111)
4 3 5 2063-2070 1961 Upper Colorado River Controversy (Steve McNichols)
4 3 6 2071-2141 1961 White House Conference on Water Resources
4 4 1 2142-2321 1962 Bureau of Reclamation - Power Flow Diagrams
4 4 2 2322-2394 1960-1962 Reclamation Appropriation Hearings
4 4 3 2395-2420 1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Appropriations
4 4 4 2421-2482 1959-1964 Arizona Power Authority
4 4 5 2483-2639 1959-1964 Arizona Power Authority
4 4 6 2640-2719 1963 Upper Colorado River Commission - Information Packet
4 4 7 2720-2732 1963 Subcommittee on Public Works of the House Committee on Appropriations
4/5 4 8 2733-2762 1963 Upper Colorado River Commission - Conference (Cheyenne, Wyoming)
5 5 1 2763-2775 1954-1963 Statements by Colorado Commissioner E.C. Johnson
5 5 2 2776-2801 1962-1963 Upper Colorado River Commission - Engineering Committee
5 5 3 2802-2831 1963 5-State Regional Lower Basin Water Plan
5 5 4 2832-2849 1961 May 6 Upper Colorado River Hearings (Washington D.C.)
5 5 5 2850-2851 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Legislation
5 5 6 2852-2856 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Legislation
5 5 7 2857-2858 1963 Lower Colorado River basin - Report on the Water Supply
5 5 8 2859-3120 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Marble Canyon Project
5 5 9 3121-3162 1962 Upper Colorado River Commission - Meeting (Page, Arizona)
5 5 10 3163-3341 1960-1962 Upper Colorado River Commission - Minutes
5 5 11 3342-3373 1963 Nov Briefing on Pacific Southwest Water Plan
5 6 1 3374-3444 1963 Pacific Southwest Water Plan Summary
5 6 2 3445-3468 1957-1959 Upper Colorado River Commission - Budgets
5 6 3 3469-3522 1957-1959 Upper Colorado River Commission - Wallace F. Bennett
5/6 6 4 3523-3582 1957 Oct 21-Oct 30 Upper Colorado River Project Meeting (Denver, Colorado)
6 6 5 3583-3631 1957-1959 Lower Colorado River - Bridge Canyon Project
6 6 6 3632-3695 1958-1961 Upper Colorado River Project Meeting
6 6 7 3696-3699 1957-1958 Upper Colorado River Commission - William A. Dawson
6 6 8 3700-3703 1957-1958 Upper Colorado River Commission - H.A. Dixon
6 6 9 3704-3722 1949-1959 Dixie Project - Minutes, Governor's Meeting, and Memorandum of Understanding
6 6 10 3723-3728 1957-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Emery County Project
6 6 11 3729-3734 1957 Upper Colorado River Commission - Echo Park Dam
6 6 12 3735-3827 1957-1959 Upper Colorado River Commission - Engineering Committee
6 6 13 3828-3840 1957-1958 Upper Colorado River Commission - Evaporation Stations
6 6 14 3841-3846 1958 Flaming Gorge Dam
6 6 15 3847-3926 1958-1959 Upper Colorado River (Final Reports)
6 7 1 3927-3930 1957 Upper Colorado River Commission - Aqualantes
6 7 2 3931-4085 1958-1959 Upper Colorado River Commission - Correspondence
6/7 7 3 4086-4248 1957-1960 Upper Colorado River Commission - Dinosaur National Monument
7 7 4 4249-4329 1957 Upper Colorado River Commission
7 7 5 4330-4352 1959-1960 Appropriations Hearings - Washington, D.C.
7 7 6 4353-4395 1957 Upper Colorado River Commission - Conference with Assistant Secretary Aandahl
7 7 7 4396-4418 1957 Apr 23 Upper Colorado River Commission Meeting (Denver, Colorado)
7 7 8 4419-4425 1958 Upper Colorado River Commission - Stream Gaging Station Program
7 7 9 4426-4468 1956-1957 Upper Colorado River Commission - Virgin River Project
7 8 1 4469-4514 1958 Aug Water and Power Board
7 8 2 4515-4537 1957-1958 Upper Colorado River Commission - Arthur V. Watkins
7 8 3 4538-4543 1959 Upper Colorado River Commission - Weather Modification Program
7 8 4 4544-4688 1963-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Ival Goslin Correspondence
7/8 8 5 4689-4834 1963-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Ival Goslin Correspondence
8 8 6 4835-4913 1963-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Ival Goslin Correspondence
8 8 7 4914-5011 1958-1959 Upper Colorado River Commission - Ival Goslin Reports
8 9 1 5012-5112 1957-1959 Upper Colorado River Commission - Glen Canyon
8 9 2 5113-5138 1959 Glen Canyon Strike
8 9 3 (Missing) 5139-5145 1957 Upper Colorado River Commission - Gooseberry Project
8 9 4 5146-5262 1957 Sep 23 Upper Colorado River Commission - Governor's Conference
8 9 5 5263 1958 Upper Colorado River Commission - Juniper Unit (H.R. 13837)
8 9 6 5264-5297 1958-1959 Upper Colorado River Commission - E.O. Larson
8 9 7 5298-5307 1958-1959 Upper Colorado River Commission - Legal Committee
8 9 8 5308-5323 1958-1959 Upper Colorado River Commission - Legislation Pertaining to Colorado River
8 9 9 5324-5328 1958-1959 Lower Colorado - Marble Canyon Project
8 9 10 5329-5399 1957-1959 Upper Colorado River Commission - Minutes
8 9 11 5400-5401 1958 Paonia Project
8 9 12 5402-5420 1957-1959 Upper Colorado River Project - Navajo Project
8 9 13 5421-5429 1957 Upper Colorado River Project - R.J. Newell
8 9 14 5430-5437 1958-1959 Upper Colorado River Project - Pine River Unit
8 9 15 5438-5445 1957-1959 Upper Colorado River Project - Public Relations Correspondence
8/9 9 16 5446-5565 1957-1959 San Juan Land Withdrawals
9 10 1 5566-5707 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Arizona/California Controversy
9 10 2 5708-5720 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Basin Account
9 10 3 5721-5762 1964 Upper Colorado River Storage Project Power Rate Reduction
9 10 4 5763-5796 1963-1964 Utah Power and Light - Power Rate Reduction
9 10 5 5797-5901 1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Bonneville Power Administration
9 10 6 5902-5920 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Bridge Canyon Project
9 10 7 5921-5975 1960-1965 Upper Colorado River Commission - Budgets
9 10 8 5976-6080 1961 Bureau of Reclamation - Investor-owned Utilities
9 10 9 6081-6166 1963-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Confidential Staff Report
9 10 10 6167-6290 1963-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Confidential Staff Report
9 11 1 6291-6326 1962 Governor's State Agency Committee on Canyonlands National Park - C.J. Olsen (Chairman)
9/10 11 2 6327-6393 1961-1964 Canyonlands - Miscellaneous Correspondence
10 11 3 6394-6448 1960-1962 Canyonlands - Miscellaneous Citizen Correspondence
10 11 4 6449-6574 1959-1963 Canyonlands National Park
10 11 5 6575-6653 1961-1963 Canyonlands National Park
10 11 6 6654-6702 1963 Canyonlands National Park - Kennecott Tailings Report
10 11 7 6703-6740 1963 Canyonlands National Park
10 11 8 6741-6746 1963 Canyonlands National Park - Public Lands
10 11 9 6747-6834 1962 Canyonlands National Park - Secretary of Interior Stewart Udall
10 11 10 6835-6851 1962 Canyonlands National Park - Newspaper Clippings
10 12 1 6852-6936 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Construction Budget
10 12 2 6937-6963 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - COOP Research
10 12 3 6964-6981 1962 Upper Colorado River Commission - Conference on Land and People Speeches
10/11 12 4 6982-7152 1962 Upper Colorado River Commission - Correspondence
11 12 5 7153-7169 1962-1963 Colorado River Basin - Governor Edmund Brown
11 12 6 7170-7208 1964 Central Utah Project - Hearings
11 12 7 7209-7382 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Central Utah Project Information
11 12 8 7383-7415 1964 Apr 29 Central Utah Project - Congressional Hearings
11 12 9 7416-7444 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Dinosaur National Monument
11 13 1 7445-7511 1963 Oct 3 Dixie Project Hearings (St. George, Utah)
11 13 2 7512-7610 1960-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Dixie Project
11/12 13 3 7611-7797 1960-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Dixie Project
12 13 4 7798-7874 1961-1963 Upper Colorado River Commission - Engineering Committee
12 13 5 7875-7894 1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Fifth Annual Report to Congress
12 13 6 7895-7898 1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Sixth Annual Report to Congress
12 13 7 7899-7925 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Flaming Gorge Dam
12 14 1 7926-8111 1961-1963 Frying Pan (Arkansas) and Chama (San Juan) Projects
12 14 2 8112-8149 1960-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Glen Canyon
12 14 3 8150-8162 1963-1964 Glen Canyon/Lake Powell Land Withdrawals
12 14 4 8163-8213 1964 May 20 Special Upper Colorado River Commission Meeting (Denver, Colorado)
12 14 5 8214-8267 1964 May 15 Upper Colorado River Commission Meeting with Interior Secretary Stewart Udall
12 14 6 8268-8353 1964 Apr 15 Glen Canyon Filling Meeting with Interior Secretary Stewart Udall
12/13 14 7 8354-8461 1964 Apr 14 Upper Colorado River Commission Meeting (Denver, Colorado)
13 14 8 8462-8493 1964 Filling Glen Canyon
13 14 9 8494-8534 1964 Filling Glen Canyon
13 14 10 8535-8844 1960-1964 Lake Powell Filling Criteria
13 15 1 8845-9025 1963-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Reports
13 15 2 9026-9151 1963-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Reports
13/14 15 3 9152-9234 1963-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Reports
14 15 4 9235-9414 1963-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Reports
14 15 5 9415-9437 1956 National Reclamation Association Convention - Newspaper Clippings
14 16 1 9438-9490 1951 Utah State Agricultural College (Logan, Utah) - Proposed Water management Research Institute and Laboratory
14 16 2 9491-9508 1960-1963 Upper Colorado River Commission - Navajo Project
14 16 3 9509-9557 1962-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Pacific Southwest Water Plan
14 16 4 9558-9692 1963-1964 Upper Colorado River Commission - Pacific Southwest Water Plan
14/15 16 5 9693-9718 1959-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Power Market Resolution
15 16 6 9719-9773 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Utah Preference Customers
15 16 7 9774-9802 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Repayment Schedules
15 16 8 9803-9807 1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Rainbow Bridge
15 16 9 9808-9883 1961-1963 Upper Colorado River Commission - San Juan River Basin
15 16 10 9884-9898 1960-1961 Savery-Pot Hook Water Supply Analysis
15 17 1 9899-9987 1961-1963 Upper Colorado River Commission - Transmission Lines
15 17 2 9988-10141 1962 Transmission System - Bureau of Reclamation Regional Director F.M. Clinton
15 17 3 10142-10147 1962 Colorado River Trip - Secretary of Interior Stewart Udall
15 17 4 10148-10197 1960 Upper Colorado River Commission - Virgin River Project
15 17 5 10198-10199 1964 Desalinization - Sea Water Conversion
15 17 6 10200-10270 1964 Mexico Colorado River Salinity
15 17 7 10271-10304 1961-1962 Upper Colorado River Commission - Transmission Line Analysis
15 17 8 10305-10363 1962 Aug 8 Upper Colorado River Commission Meeting (Vernal, Utah)
15/16 17 9 10364-10478 1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Transmission Line Analysis (4th Version)
16 18 1 10477-10688 1961 U.S. Bureau of Reclamation - Yardstick Transmission Lines
16 18 2 10689-10726 1962 Feb 20 Upper Colorado River Project - Interior Secretary Udall's Decision on transmission Lines
16 18 3 10727-10793 1962 Upper Colorado River Commission - Drought Report
16 18 4 10794-10901 1961-1962 Upper Colorado River Commission - Secretary's Report
16 18 5 10902-10922 1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Engineering Committee Special Reports
16 18 6 10923-11042 1961 Dec 30 Study on Transmission Lines System by W.L. Newmeyer
16 18 7 11043-11298 1961-1964 Mexico Colorado River Water Salinity
16/17 19 1 11299-11576 1962-1963 Mexico Colorado River Water Salinity
17 19 2 11577-11715 1963 Feb Special Studies - Delivery of Water to Mexico
17 19 3 11716-11807 1961 Parks and Wilderness Committee - Elroy Nelson
17 19 4 11808-11837 1961-1964 Wilderness Area
17 19 5 11838-11952 1961-1964 Wilderness Bill - Analysis
17/18 19 6 11953-11974 1961-1962 Wilderness Bill - Comments
18 20 1 11975-12071 1960-1961 Upper Colorado River Commission - Wilderness Act
18 20 2 12072-12113 1962 Resource Development in Utah National Parks, national Monuments, and Wilderness Areas
FICHE CARD DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1961 "News Releases" Water-Utah
2 1963-1964 Water and Power Board - Correspondence
3 1963-1964 Water and Power Board - Correspondence
4 1963-1964 Water and Power Board - Correspondence