Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 20999

State Planning Board Water resources drainage basin reports

Dates: 1934-1938.

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

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series contains various basin studies prepared by or for the State Planning Board for the Colorado River Basin, the Great Basin, and the Snake River Basin in Utah. The purpose of these reports was to determine the principal water problems in the drainage basins in Utah, to outline a plan of water development and control designed to solve those problems, and to present specific construction projects and investigation projects as elements of the plan, with general priorities of importance and time. The areas under study include the Uintah Basin, Price and San Rafael River areas, Colorado and San Juan River areas, Fremont and Escalante River areas, Virgin River system, Bear River, Weber River, Davis County and Jordan River areas, Utah Lake, Sevier and South Sevier areas, and Western Utah drainage areas. The types of studies include: compilations of data pertaining to the use of land and water; drainage basin problems and programs; envelope records; indexes of river measurement stations; irrigated lands, run-off, precipitation data, and area by elevations by river drainage basins; State Engineer river drainage reports; National Resources Committee drainage basin study; and a preliminary report on flood status of streams in Great Basin. Many of these reports also include maps of the areas.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by drainage basin.

Related Records

Water resources reports from the State Planning Board, Series 1180, Contains further studies of the Colorado and Great Basin water conservation projects

Maps from the State Planning Board, Series 5597, This series has river basin studies and related maps.

Water resources minutes from the State Planning Board, Series 21000, Water resources minutes documents committee meetings, 1934-1941.

Administrative reference reports from the State Planning Board, Series 21973, Water reports were mentioned in the reference reports.

National Resources Board bulletins from the State Planning Board, Series 21984, Contains more information regarded drainage basin areas.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

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 M. Call in November 1998 and updated following filming by G. Strack in December 2004. Box and Folder information has been kept for reference purposes only.

Indexing Terms

  • Water resources development—Research—Utah.
  • Utah—Water consumption.
  • Utah—Water-supply.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 Colorado River Basin; Compilation of data pertaining to the use of land and water; 1936; Uintah Basin Areas
1 1 2 Colorado River Basin; Compilation of data pertaining to the use of land and water; 1936; Price and San Rafael River Areas
1 1 3 Colorado River Basin; Compilation of data pertaining to the use of land and water; 1936; Colorado and San Juan River Areas
1 1 4 Colorado River Basin; Compilation of data pertaining to the use of land and water; 1936; Fremont and Escalante River Areas
1 1 5 Colorado River Basin; Compilation of data pertaining to the use of land and water; 1936; Virgin River Drainage System; (Maps 1- See Oversize)
1 1 6 Colorado River Basin; Drainage Basin Problems and Programs; 1936; Final published National Resources Board report
1 1 7 Colorado River Basin; Drainage Basin Problems and Programs; 1936; Final report project list- Lower Colorado
1 1 8 Colorado River Basin; Drainage Basin Problems and Programs; 1936; Final report project list- Upper Colorado
1 1 9 Colorado River Basin; Drainage Basin Problems and Programs; 1936; Project descriptions
1 1 10 Colorado River Basin; Envelope Records; 1934
1 1 11 Colorado River Basin; Index of River Measurement Stations; 1933
1 1 12 Colorado River Basin; Irrigated lands, run-off, precipitation data, and area by elevations by river drainage basins; 1937-1938; Uintah Basin
1 1 13 Colorado River Basin; Irrigated lands, run-off, precipitation data, and area by elevations by river drainage basins; 1937-1938; Price and San Rafael River drainage areas
1 1 14 Colorado River Basin; Irrigated lands, run-off, precipitation data, and area by elevations by river drainage basins; 1937-1938; San Juan and Colorado drainage areas
1 1 15 Colorado River Basin; Irrigated lands, run-off, precipitation data, and area by elevations by river drainage basins; 1937-1938; Fremont River and Escalante drainage areas
1 1 16 Colorado River Basin; Irrigated lands, run-off, precipitation data, and area by elevations by river drainage basins; 1937-1938; Virgin River drainage area; (Maps 2- See Oversize)
1 1 17 Colorado River Basin; Preliminary report of the engineering commission on Lower Basin water distribution; 1935
1 1 18 Colorado River Basin; U.S. Department of Agriculture statement of water resources; 1936
1 1 19 Drainage Basin Problems and Programs Guidelines; 1937
1 1 20 Great Basin; Compilation of Data pertaining to the use of land and water; 1936; Bear River
1 1 21 Great Basin; Compilation of Data pertaining to the use of land and water; 1936; Bear River
1 1 22 Great Basin; Compilation of Data pertaining to the use of land and water; 1936; Weber River area
1 1 23 Great Basin; Compilation of Data pertaining to the use of land and water; 1936; Jordan River and Davis County areas
1 1 24 Great Basin; Compilation of Data pertaining to the use of land and water; 1936; Utah Lake area
1 1 25 Great Basin; Compilation of Data pertaining to the use of land and water; 1936; Sevier River area
1 1 26 Great Basin; Compilation of Data pertaining to the use of land and water; 1936; South Sevier River area
1 1 27 Great Basin; Compilation of Data pertaining to the use of land and water; 1936; Western Utah area; (Maps 3- See Oversize)
1 1 28 Great Basin; Drainage Basin Problems and Programs; 1937; Final published report
1 1 29 Great Basin; Drainage Basin Problems and Programs; 1937; Final report project list
1 1 30 Great Basin; Drainage Basin Problems and Programs; 1937; Project descriptions
1 1 31 Great Basin; Envelope records; 1934
1 1 32 Great Basin; Index of river measurement stations; 1933
1 1 33 Great Basin; Irrigated lands, run-off data, and elevations by river drainage area; 1937; General description
1 1 34 Great Basin; Irrigated lands, run-off data, and elevations by river drainage area; 1937; Bear River drainage area
1 1 35 Great Basin; Irrigated lands, run-off data, and elevations by river drainage area; 1937; Weber River system; map- see oversize
1 1 36 Great Basin; Irrigated lands, run-off data, and elevations by river drainage area; 1937; Davis County drainage area
1 1 37 Great Basin; Irrigated lands, run-off data, and elevations by river drainage area; 1937; Utah Lake drainage system
1 1 38 Great Basin; Irrigated lands, run-off data, and elevations by river drainage area; 1937; Sevier River drainage area
2 1 39 Great Basin; Irrigated lands, run-off data, and elevations by river drainage area; 1937; South Sevier drainage area
2 1 40 Great Basin; Irrigated lands, run-off data, and elevations by river drainage area; 1937; Western Utah system
2 1 41 Great Basin; National Resources Committee Drainage Basin Study- The Great Basin; 1936; (Map 4- See Oversize)
2 1 42 Great Basin; Preliminary Report on Flood Status of Streams in Great Basin; 1938
2 1 43 Great Basin; River Drainage Reports- State Engineers Office; 1937; Davis County, Salt Lake County, Jordan River drainage
2 1 44 Great Basin; River Drainage Reports- State Engineers Office; 1937; Sevier River drainage
2 1 45 Great Basin; River Drainage Reports- State Engineers Office; 1937; Utah Lake drainage
2 1 46 Great Basin; River Drainage Reports- State Engineers Office; 1937; Weber River drainage
2 1 47 Great Basin; U.S. Department of Agriculture statement of water resources; 1936
2 1 48 Inventory of the water resources of the South Pacific and Great Basin drainage areas; 1935
2 1 49 Preliminary guidelines for proposed drainage basin studies; 1936
2 1 50 Proposed procedures for drainage basin committees; 1938-1939
2 1 51 Snake River Basin; U.S. Department of Agriculture statement regarding water resources; 1936
MAP-CASE FOLDER DESCRIPTION
32 1 Fremont and Escalante River drainage map; Price and San Rafael River drainage map; San Juan and Colorado River drainage map; Uintah Basin drainage map; Virgin River drainage map
32 2 San Juan, Colorado, and Green River watershed map; San Juan, Colorado, and Green River watershed data; San Raphael and Price River watershed map; San Raphael and Price River watershed data; Uintah Basin watershed map; Uintah Basin watershed data; Virgin River watershed map; Virgin River watershed data
32 3 Davis County, Jordan River drainage map; South Sevier drainage map; Utah Lake drainage map; Weber River drainage map; Weber River watershed map
32 4 Great Salt Lake- Sevier Basin, Great Basin Drainage District 10b