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Guide to the Water Resources Research Institute Records 1942-1981

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: Records
Creator: Water Resources Research Institute
Dates: 1942-1981
Quantity: 2.0 cubic feet
Abstract:Collected research materials on Idaho water ways, 1942-1955; material relating to the Washington Hydro Study, 1960-1969; and other reports.
Identification: UG040
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The reports of the Water Resources Research Institute span the years 1942 to 1981. They retain their received order which was divided into three series. The first series contains typescript reports of trips on Idaho water ways which are illustrated with original photographs of the areas described. The reports in this series were removed from their original binders or notebooks and placed in file folders.The second series contains research material collected for the Washington Hydro Study conducted at Washington State University. Included are charts and reports on stream flows, precipitation, diversions, and power potential.The final series contains other reports such as the Clean Lakes Project, funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, which included a survey of all public lakes in Idaho, reservoir capacity allocations, a river mile index, studies of the National Water Commission, and a transcript of the 1965 Wild Rivers Hearing in Lewiston.The office files of the Water Resources Research Institute, 1961-1981, are also available in the Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Administrative/Biographical History

The University of Idaho Water Resources Research Institute was established under provisions of the Water Resources Research Act of 1964 (Public Law 379, 88th Congress). Its purpose is to conduct research investigations and experiments of either a basic or practical nature in relation to water resources. Included areas are hydrology, soil-water-plant relations, water quality, irrigation and drainage, ground water, recreation, hydroelectric development, fishery management, aquatic biology, and watershed management. Calvin C. Warnick was the original director of the institute; he was replaced in the late 1970s by John Gladwell who resigned in the spring of 1980.


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.

Colleges and Universities
Idaho

Idaho Water Resources Research Institute

Water resources development -- Idaho
Water resources development -- Washington (State)

Administrative Information

Source

The Records of the Water Resources Research Institute were deposited in the University of Idaho Library in August 1990.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Typescript Reports 1942-1955
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1/11/1Decreed water rights, District 36, Snake River, Idaho 1942 1 item
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1/21/2Reclamation development in Idaho, June 22 1944 1 item
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1/3-41/3-4The flight of the "Salmon Fly"; a reconnaissance trip down the "River of No Return", Salmon River, Idaho, June 20 to July 2 1944 1 item
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1/51/5Report on reconnaissance: Clearwater River and tributaries, Idaho 22 September to 8 October 1944 1 item
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1/61/6Report on reconnaissance: Upper Snake River and tributaries, Wyoming and Idaho 16 to 25 October, 1944 1 item
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1/7-121/7-12Report on reconnaissance: Upper Salmon River and tributaries, Idaho, main stem above Indianola 1945-1946 2 items
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1/131/13Columbia River Basin report -- Clearwater River -- Preliminary power estimates November 1947 2 items
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1/141/14Columbia River Basin report -- Salmon River -- Preliminary power estimates December 1947 1 item
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1/151/15Report on flow and diversions: Bear River, district 5, Idaho for the irrigation season 1948 1 item
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1/161/16The problem of stream control and utilization, Upper Snake River Basin 1948-1955 4 items
Series II. Washington Hydro Study 1960-1969
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1/171/17Summary 1970 4 items
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1/181/18Elwha River 1961-1968 9 items
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1/191/19North Fork Skokomish River 1961-1968 8 items
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1/201/20South Fork Skokomish River 1961-1968 11 items
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1/211/21Climatological Data 1962 4 items
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1/221/22Diversions 1963 6 items
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1/231/23Mean yearly flows 1945-1963 3 items
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1/241/24Precipitation data undated 2 items
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1/251/25Watershed precipitation report 1969 1 item
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1/261/26Power projections: Columbia River near The Dalles, Oregon 1960 1 item
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2/272/27Power projections: Columbia River at Grand Coulee, Washington 1960 1 item
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2/282/28Power projections: Snake River near Clarkston, Washington 1960 1 item
Series III. Other Papers 1957-1981
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2/29-462/29-46Clean Lakes Project: public lakes survey 1981 64 items
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2/472/47Historic diversion Records -- Upper Snake River Canal 1972 1 item
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2/482/48Index to evaluate lake restoration 1980 4 items
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2/49-522/49-52Lake-reservoir-pothole limnological inventory identification forms 1978 418 items
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2/532/53Preliminary power studies: Salmon River potential 1957 1 item
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2/542/54"Recreation carrying capacity and wild rivers: a case study of the Middle Fork of the Salmon" 1972 1 item
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2/55-562/55-56Reservoir capacity allocations 1978 46 items
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2/572/57River mile index 1970 1 item
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2/582/58US Dept. of Agriculture "Guide to making appraisals of potentials for outdoor recreation developments" 1966 1 item
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2/592/59National Water Commission. Studies (EES) 1970 10 items
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2/602/60National Water Commission. Studies (Legal) 1970 32 items
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2/612/61National Water Commission. Studies (SBS) 1970 12 items
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2/622/62National Water Commission. Planning panel 1970-1971 34 items
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2/632/63Idaho Water Research Board. Transcript of hearing on wild rivers bill at Lewiston, Idaho October 1965 1 item

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