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John E. Hayes Papers, 1902-1937

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Guide to the John E. Hayes Papers 1902-1937

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: John E. Hayes Papers, 1902-1937
Creator: John E. Hayes
Dates: 1902-1937
Quantity: 13.5 c.f.
Abstract:Reports and other material collected or written by Twin Falls hydraulic engineer Hayes in connection with his hydrological survey of the Snake River.
Identification: MG 13
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
850 Rayburn St.
P.O. Box 442351
Moscow, ID 83844-2351
(208) 885-7951
http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections

Arrangement and Description

Since the material in this group is almost exclusively concerned with the Snake River Water Survey, the physical nature of the material was the only basis for organization. Within each group material relating to one particular portion of the survey has been brought together.

Scope and Content

This archival group contains reports, memoranda, charts, graphs, maps, photographs, and other material collected by or written by John E. Hayes, a Twin Falls hydraulic engineer, in connection with his survey of the Snake River. This study, which was financed by the Milner Corporation, representing the original Twin Falls Land and Water Company, "began in 1932 and for more than two years, Mr. Hayes devoted most of his time pursuing Snake River Waters above ground and under ground. His purpose was to determine sources of increment, conditions affecting losses as well as increment, fluctuation of supply and influences contributing to fluctuation; diversions from the river, manner and effect of utilization of water, conditions determining successful irrigation, etc. Mr. Hayes was convinced that much water was being wasted, too much water being applied to certain crops, needless seepage conditions developing and most important, there remained in Idaho thousands of acres of fertile land unused for lack of water that could be diverted from the Snake River." (Typed letter signed Anna H. (Mrs. John E.) Hayes to Siegfried B. Rolland, Department of History, University of Idaho, January 14, 1964.)

The material in this group is contained in 23 file boxes, one paper container of five maps, and three circular metal map cans.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Idaho
Irrigation
Maps

Hayes, John E., 1877-1962.--Archives.

Hydrology -- Idaho -- Snake River, South Fork

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Reports
This series consists of sixty typescripts of reports on various aspects of the Snake River waters in southern Idaho. Thirty-five of these reports were indexed and abstracted by John E. Hayes and are in numerical order in the file boxes. In the following list both indexed and non-indexed reports are combined.
Baldwin, G. Clyde, F.A. Banks, and W.O. Cotton. "Reports to Water Users' Committee of Nine, District no.36" 1923
Coffin, Mans H. "Report on experiments conducted to show the comparative evaporation from swamped areas, seeped areas, and open water surface, in the Pioneer Irrigation District in Boise Valley, 1918 and 1919."
Cotton, W.O. "Report on distribution of Snake River Storage, season of 1913."
Cotton, W.O. "Report on distribution of Snake River Storage, season of 1914."
Cotton, W.O. "Report on distribution of Snake River Storage, season of 1915."
Crandall, Lynn. "Crandall on Snake River and related data." (Plaintiff's exhibit no.249) May 2, 1917
Crandall, Lynn. "Losses and gains in the Snake River between Heise and King Hill, Idaho, and in the Henry's Fork of the Snake River" 1931
Crosby, W.O. "Report on the American Falls Project of the Snake River Valley, Idaho" 1919
Empey, John, D.G. Martin, and C.F. Elford. "Report on canal deliveries of natural and stored water from Snake River between Jackson Lake, Wyoming and Milner, Idaho for the period July lst to September 21st inclusive, 1918" 1918
Empey, John. "Watermaster's general report of Water District no.36, season of 1917."
Haight, H.G. "Preliminary report and general information regarding project conditions, Twin Falls South Side Project" 1930
Haight, H.G. "Report on return flow accruing to Snake River and the American Falls Reservoir Basin from lands in the vicinity of Blackfoot and the Fort Hall Project, Idaho" 1928
Haight, H.G. "Report on the ground water conditions with regard to return flow accruing to Snake River and the American Falls Reservoir from lands in the vicinity of Blackfoot, Idaho and the Fort Hall Project" 1927
Hamming, Henry. "Clear Creek District, report of assistant commissioner, for 1936."
Hanna, F.W. "Water supply and uses for Boise Project, Idaho" undated
Harding, S.T. "Report on irrigation investigations made on the North Side Minidoka Project in 1915, for irrigation investigations, U.S. Department of Agriculture" undated
Hayes, John E. "Analysis of 1931 report of Watermaster, district no.36" undated
Hayes, John E. "Comparative analysis of natural flow rights together with duty of water and consumptive use on Twin Falls tract" 1932
Hayes, John E. "General report of the Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company's system, November 1, 1914 to October 31, 1915."
Hayes, John E. "General report of the Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company's system, November 1, 1915 to October 31, 1916."
Hayes, John E. "General report of the Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company's system, November 1, 1916 to October 31, 1917."
Hayes, John E. "General report of the Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company's system, November 1, 1917 to October 31, 1918."
Hayes, John E. "General report of the Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company's system, November 1. 1918 to October 31, 1919."
Hayes, John E. "General report of the Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company's system, November 1, 1919 to October 31, 1920."
Hayes, John E. "General report of the Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company's system, November 1, 1920 to October 31, 1921."
Hayes, John E. Photographic negatives showing conditions on Twin Falls South Side Project for amplification of evidence, Twin Falls Land and Water Company vs. Twin Falls Canal Company 1931
Hayes, John E. Photographs showing conditions around American Falls Basin and Lake Walcott 1931
Heroy, W.B. "Report on geology and ground-water investigations of the Twin Falls tract" 1914
LaRue, E.C. "Report of investigations made on Snake River from Blackfoot to Twin Falls" 1905
LaRue, E.C. "Report of investigations on Snake River between Montgomery's Ferry and Shoshone Falls" 1905
LaRue, E.C. "Report of Snake River investigations, Jackson Lake, Wyoming to Milner, Idaho" 1909
LaRue, E.C. "Report, Snake River Storage, 1910" 1911
Lewis, M.R. "Experiments on the proper time and amount of irrigations, Twin Falls Experiment Station, 1914, 1915, 1916."
Martin, D.G. "Snake River Storage Project - Wyoming; report on distribution at Minidoka and Milner, Idaho, season of 1916."
Meeker, R.I. "Discussion on evaporation on United States reclamation projects" 1926
Meeker, R.I. "Report: Snake River water problems concerning operation, Jackson Lake Reservoir, transmission losses reservoir water, water district 36, Idaho" 1924
Minear, V.L. "Report on hydrological investigations on American Falls Reservoir, June to December inclusive, 1924" 1925
Nelson, Elias. "Seepage measurements on Twin Falls canals in 1906."
Newell, Thomas R. "Segregation of water resources: American Falls Basin and American Falls Reservoir, April 15 to October 15, 1927."
Newell, Thomas R. "Segregation of water resources: American Falls Basin and American Falls Reservoir, May 21 to October 17, 1928."
Newell, Thomas R. "Segregation of water resources: Jackson Lake and Jackson Lake Reservoir, Moran, Wyoming, 1924."
Paul, D.J. "Report on drainage investigation of Pioneer and Nampa-Meridian districts of Boise Project, Idaho, for the year 1917."
Piper, Arthur M. "Possibilities of petroleum in Power and Oneida counties, Idaho" 1924
"Report of Board of Engineers to consider projects in Snake River Valley which may affect the proposed American Falls Reservoir, Idaho" 1920
Riles, E.H. "Report on the distribution and the losses and gains of water for the Twin Falls Canal Company for the season of 1927."
Ross, D.W. "Reports on investigations of Snake River between Montgomery's Ferry and Shoshone Falls" 1905
Sloan, W.G. "A report of investigations on the South Side Twin Falls Project, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1914-15-16."
Smith, Burton. "Annual report of manager of Twin Falls Canal Company, 1927-1928."
Smith, T.R. "Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation hydrometric report of American Falls Reservoir area for 1925. "
Smith, T.R. "Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation hydrometric report on American Falls Reservoir area for 1926."
Steward, W.G. "Consumptive use or net duty of water as related to irrigation on the Twin Falls South Side Project, Idaho" 1931
Steward, W.G. "Report on consumptive use or net duty of water as related to irrigation under southern Idaho conditions" 1930
Steward, W.G. "Report on consumptive use--net duty of water as related to the proper adjudication of water rights on the Boise River" 1931
Steward, W.G. "Report on the investigation of the losses and gains in the flow of Snake River between Blackfoot and the Clough Ranch during the irrigation season of 1926."
Steward, W.G. "Report on the water situation along the Snake River between American Falls and Milner for the irrigation season of 1927."
Steward, W.G., and H.G. Haight. "Water resources of the Snake River Valley showing the origin and amount of natural flow available to the lower rights" 1931
"Surface runoff, Twin Falls Project" 1931
"Temporary decrees and stipulations for the delivery of water to the Twin Falls Canal companies for 1910, 1911 & 1912."
Series II. Alphabetical Folders
The folders in this series may contain brief reports, hand-written notes, printed material, charts, maps, or correspondence. Below is a list of folder headings; this list is followed by an alphabetical list of the major reports.
An Alphabetical List of Folder Headings
Agricultural Data - Idaho
Alton Reservoir - Sheep Creek Drainage Basin
American Falls Reservoir
Bench Marks - Hot Spring to Buhl
Big Wood River Data
Black Canyon Project
Castle Creek Data
Center Irrigation District
Civil Works Administration
Cohn Ranch (Arimo, Idaho)
Crops
Drainage and Levee Districts
Drouth Relief Program
Dry Creek Reservoir
Duck Valley Reservation
Emmett Project, Idaho
Expenses of J.E. Hayes September 1931
Grants Pass, Oregon
Gray's Lake
Hansen Butte
Idaho Projects (Proposed)
Idaho Falls
King Hill Project, Idaho
Kootenai Valley Drainage District
Legal
Lewiston Orchards
Little Lost River
Little Willow Irrigation District
Little Wood River Drainage Basin
Lost River
Madison River
Malad River
Mesa Orchards
Minidoka
Miscellaneous Correspondence & Notes
Montpelier Creek Reservoir Project
Oakley
Opalene
Owyhee Project
Percentage Loss Equation
Portneuf River
Raft River Valley
Releases (Press Releases)
Robin School Water Supply
Snake River Irrigation District
Salmon Basin
Steward, W.G.
Texas Creek Dam
Twin Falls Canal Company
Twin Falls Land and Water Company vs. Twin Falls Canal Company
Twin Falls South Side Project
U.S. Geological Society Maps (non-Snake River)
An Alphabetical List of Reports, Memoranda, etc.
"Annual report of the Committee of Nine to the water users of district 36 for the year 1934"
In folder Idaho Falls
"Annual report of the Committee of Nine to the water users of district 36 for the year 1935"
In folder Idaho Falls
"Arable land traversed by railroad" undated
In folder Grants Pass, Oregon
Bark, Don H. "Report of seepage investigations on the South Side Twin Falls Project" 1912
In folder Twin Falls South Side Project
"Brief history of the Idaho Irrigation Company's project, now and better known as the project of the Big Wood Canal Company" undated
In folder Big Wood River Data
Hatch, William R. "Raft River area water facilities program area plan" 1939
In folder Raft River Valley
Hayes, John E. "Accomplishments through Drouth Relief Program" 1934
In folder Drouth Relief Program
Hayes, John E. "Area proposal: Alton Reservoir - Sheep Creek Drainage Basin" 1939
In folder Alton Reservoir
Hayes, John E. "Area proposal: Little Willow Canyon and Washington Counties" 1939
In folder Little Willow Irrigation District
Hayes, John E. "Area proposal: Little Wood River Canal Co., Blaine County, Idaho" 1939
In folder Little Wood River Drainage Basin
Hayes, John E. "Area proposal: Opalene Irrigation District, Owyhee County, Idaho" 1939
In folder Opalene
Hayes, John E. "Area proposal: Snake River Irrigation District, Ada County, Idaho" 1939
In folder Snake River
Hayes, John E. "Disposition of water in the Snake River Valley" 1932
In folder Snake River
Hayes, John E. "Draining a desert of the past"
In folder Snake River. In Dupont Magazine. October 1930
Hayes, John E. "Informal memoranda on Malad Valley, Idaho" 1936
In folder Malad River - general
Hayes, John E. "Memoranda: East end of Dry Creek Reservoir" 1933
In folder Dry Creek Reservoir
Hayes, John E. "Memoranda relating to Salmon and Lemhi River Basins" 1938
In folder Idaho Projects - Proposed
Hayes, John E, "Memorandum: Almo area, within the Raft River Drainage Basin" 1938
In folder Raft River Valley
Hayes, John E. "Memorandum re: Snake River water rights" 1930
In folder Twin Falls South Side Project
Hayes, John E. "Memorandum to accompany Twin Falls South Side Project data" 1931
In folder Twin Falls South Side Project
Hayes, John E. "Montpelier Irrigation District, project proposal" 1939
In folder Montpelier Creek Reservoir Project
Hayes, John E. "Oakley Project area plan" 1938
In folder Oakley
Hayes, John E. "Proposed Jesse Creek Reservoir Project" 1938
In folder Idaho Projects - Proposed
Hayes, John E. "Proposed water supply for Robin School, Robin, Bannock County, Idaho" 1938
In folder Robin School Water Supply
Hayes, John E. "Relation of American Falls Reservoir to natural flow"
In folder Snake River
Hayes, John E. "Report of investigation of Malad Valley project, Oneida County, Idaho" 1936
In folder Malad River - general
Hayes, John E. "Report on water supply and drainage for the Mesa Orchards project, Adams County, Idaho" 1936
In folder Mesa Orchards
Hayes, John E. "Report on water supply and drainage for the proposed resettlement development near Grants Pass, Oregon" 1936
In folder Grants Pass
Hayes, John E. "Supplemental information on Raft River area plan, Cassia Creek-Bar M unit" 1939
In folder Raft River Valley
Hayes, John E. "Water supply for school at Pierce" 1938
In folder Idaho Projects Proposed
Hobson, Karl and Ezra T. Benson. "1938 agricultural outlook for Idaho" 1937
In folder Agricultural Data, Idaho
Idaho. Agricultural Experiment Station, Moscow. "Science serves Idaho agriculture" 1936
In folder Agricultural Data, Idaho
"Irrigation report on proposed resettlement project in the Idaho Falls Area, Idaho" 1938
In folder Idaho Falls
Livingston, D.C. "Geological report on Big Lost River Valley" 1931
In folder Lost River
Lyman, Ray J. "Black Canyon reclamation project" undated
In folder Black Canyon project
McDole, G.R. and H.P. Magnuson. "Soils of the Raft River Valley, Idaho" undated
In folder Raft River Valley
"Percentage loss equation: analysis of the PLE as used by the operators of Snake River in district 36"
In folder Percentage Loss Equation
"Report of the Board of Engineers on Big Lost River, Idaho" 1931
In folder Lost River
Smith, J. Winter. "Malad Valley, Idaho, water utilization report" 1938
In folder Malad
Smith, J. Winter. "Malad Valley project" 1938
In folder Malad
Stearns, Harold T. "Quantity of ground water in Raft River Valley, Idaho" 1929
In folder Raft River Valley
Steward, W.G. "Report on the investigation of the losses and gains in the flow of Snake River between Blackfoot and the Clough Ranch curing the irrigation season of 1926"
In folder Snake River
Thompson, David G. and R.W. Faris. "Preliminary report on water resources of Malad and Curlew Valleys, Oneida County, Idaho" 1932
In folder Malad
U.S. Reclamation Service, Burley, Idaho. "Compilation of information for use of Appropriations Committee, House of Representatives, 66th Congress" June 30, 1920
In folder American Falls Reservoir
Vogel, Harold A. and Neil W. Johnson. "Types of farming in Idaho, part 1. Agricultural resources and factors affecting their use" 1934
In folder Agricultural Data, Idaho
Wells, Clyde E. "Report on Center Irrigation District, Valley County, Idaho" 1932
In folder Center Irrigation District
Series III. Daily Summaries of Data 1919-1929
This series consists of large sheets of paper containing information on water distribution collected at various points along the Snake River Gaging Stations from Jackson Lake, Wyoming to Milner, Idaho.
Series IV. Miscellaneous Reports, Folders, Maps, and Charts
Because the material in this series is of a physical size incompatible with the previous three series it was necessary to store it in larger boxes. The type of material is similar and is listed the same way.
Miscellaneous Reports
American Falls Reservoir, Minidoka Project. Three party agreement for lease of reserved capacity in American Falls Reservoir June 1, 1931
Application of Little Wood River Irrigation District of the County of Blaine, State of Idaho, to Reconstruction Finance Corporation ... for funds 1938
Area and capacity tables for American Falls Reservoir (15 sheets).
Baldwin, G. Clyde. "Water distribution and hydrometric work in district no.36" 1919
Baldwin, G. Clyde. "Water distribution and hydrometric work in district no.36" 1924
Carpenter, Jay A., Russell Richard Elliott, and Byrd Fanita Wall Sawyer. The history of fifty years of mining at Tonopah, 1900-1950. Reno, Nevada Bureau of Mines 1953
Crandall Lynn. "Use of water on Twin Falls North Side Project, Idaho" 1923
Crandall, Lynn. "Water distribution and hydrometric work, Snake River, Idaho, district no.36, 1931."
Crandall, Lynn. "Water distribution and hydrometric work, Snake River, Idaho, district no.36, 1932."
"Detailed report on low water conditions on Boise River from Notus Bridge to Parma Bridge for 1914."
Diagrams to accompany report on water supply for T.F.N.S.L.&W. Co. project 1917. 59 diagrams.
Hurlebaus, Harvey W. "Twin Falls North Side Project, reminiscences and a forecast" 1936
LaRue, E.C. "Report, Snake River storage, Idaho" 1910
The set of plates is more complete than in Report 2, listed in series I.
LaRue, E.C. "Snake River water investigations" 1909
Meeker, R.I. "Snake River water problems, water district no.36, Idaho." Preliminary report May 6, 1923
Meinzer, Oscar E. Outline and glossary of ground-water hydrology. Washington, D.C., U.S. Geological Survey 1919
Paul, D.J. "Detailed report on low water conditions on Boise River from Canyon Bridge above Caldwell to Notus Bridge opposite Notus" undated
Piper, Arthur M. Geology and water resources of the Goose Creek Basin, Cassia County, Idaho. Moscow, Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology 1923
Russell, Israel C. Geology and water resources of the Snake River Plains of Idaho. Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office 1902
Smith, T.R. "Hydrometric report on American Falls Reservoir area for 1925."
Smith, T.R. "Hydrometric report on American Falls Reservoir area for 1926"
Steward, W.G. "Report on return flow and seepage into Boise River during the low water period of 1914."
Twin Falls Canal Co. vs. Charles N. Foster. Decree June 13, 1913
Twin Falls Canal Co. vs. Charles N. Foster. Decree September 12, 1916
Twin Falls Land and Water Co. vs. Twin Falls Canal Co. Brief of the Plaintiff June 28, 1932
Twin Falls Land and Water Co. vs. Twin Falls Canal Co Statement of Facts (opinion of Judge Fee) 1933
Water Resources of Idaho. Volume 2: Hydroelectric Power in Idaho. By the Idaho State Planning Board in Cooperation with the National Resources Committee. Boise 1937
West, S.W. and S.W. Fader. "Records of wells and groundwater withdrawals in the Dry Creek area, Cassia and Twin Falls Counties, Southern Idaho" 1952
Miscellaneous Folders
Albion-Idaho Land Co. vs. NAF Irrigation Company
Drainage
Gray's Lake Seepage
Milner, A.C. (Correspondence)
Newspapers
Photographs (of railroad line & crossing)
Shodde, Thomas
Snake River Data
Trees (Fifield Basin juniper cut in 1928)
Twin Falls Canal Company
Twin Falls Land and Water Company
Twin Falls Land and Water Company vs. Twin Falls Canal Company
Typed copy of J.E. Hayes's personal notes
Transcript of the record in 3 volumes
Water Distribution and hydrometric work, district no.36 1920-1928
Extracts from annual reports
Water Use
Miscellaneous Maps, Charts, etc.
box
27American Falls Reservoir Basin, Snake and Portneuf Rivers and Tributaries. Map showing springs and rating stations
box
20Daily Gage Height and Discharge Records
Blackfoot River near Mouth 1929
Deep Creek near Malad 1932-1937
Devil Creek near Malad 1932-1937
Malad River near Malad 1932
Lake Milner at Milner 1929
North Canal at Milner 1909-1929
North Canal at Minidoka 1909-1919, 1929
Rock Creek at Twin Falls 1927-1931
South Canal at Milner 1909-1919, 1929-1930
South Canal at Minidoka 1909-1919, 1929
box
21Daily Gage Height and Discharge Records. Snake River at:
Blackfoot 1910-1919
Clough's Ranch 1929
Milner 1909-1920, 1928-1929
Minidoka 1910-1919, 1928-1929
Montgomery's Ferry 1895-1910
Neeley 1906-1923, 1928-1929
box
22Dr. Harris's water requirements for various crops. Seven charts and graphs for water requirements and soil analysis
box
23 & 27Dry Creek Reservoir, maps & charts
box
22Evaporation and Diversion charts
box
19Hydrographs: Snake River discharges at various stations
Cloughs 1910-1930
Howells Ferry 1911-1930
Montgomery's Ferry 1895-1910
Milner 1909-1930
Neeley 1906-1930
box
23Lynwood Shopping Center, Twin Falls. Plat maps
23Minidoka Irrigation Project: map showing wells measured and rise of ground water April-October 1927
23Minidoka Irrigation Project: map showing rights of way
box
22Natural flow of Snake River at Neeley 1911-1930
box
26Snake River Basin in Idaho and Wyoming (map)
box
24Snake River Decree: map showing points of diversion and locations of dams
box
22Snake River distribution charts 1911-1918
box
23Snake River Plain, Idaho, and adjacent areas that contribute ground water to the Snake River. U.S.G.S. map
box
27South Fork of Snake River through Jefferson & Madison Counties. (1928 map)
box
24Twin Falls Canal Company's project map
box
25Twin Falls Canal Company's project, map showing mileages
box
26Twin Falls South Side project, map
box
23U.S. Geological Survey map showing gaging stations on Snake River 1918
23Upper End of Snake River Valley, map showing irrigation diversions from Snake River

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