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Inventory of the Records of the Colorado River Board of California
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Description
The Colorado River Board of California was created by legislation in 1937 (Chapter 838). The records of the Board consist of two series: Office Files (1949-1953), which document the activities and functions of the Board, and Newspaper Clippings (1960-1966), which highlight significant news stories pertaining to actions of the Board and to Colorado River water rights and access issues.
Background
The Colorado River Board of California was created in 1937 (Chapter 838) to protect the rights and interests of the State of California, its agencies and citizens, in and to the waters of the Colorado River system. The maximum use of Colorado River water is essential to the development of nearly one million acres of agricultural land in the Palo Verde, Imperial and Coachella valleys, and to the domestic, industrial, and municipal water supply for the metropolitan areas of coastal southern California.
Extent
1.50 cubic feet of textual records
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Availability
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.