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Inventory of the Elmer Chester Marliave Papers, 1956-1967
MS 80/10  
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Description
Collection includes correspondence, reports, drafts, notes, legal documents, maps, diagrams, and photographs relating to geologic investigation done for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company and other firms and agencies. The more important projects include Bodega Bay Atomic Park, Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, and Union Valley Dam. Also includes material on water disputes in Southern California.
Background
Elmer Chester Marliave (1910-1967) was an engineering geologist with interest in California water resources development. After receiving his A. B. from the University of California in 1932, he worked for the California Division of Water Resources from 1935 to 1956, being Chief Engineering Geologist from 1939 on. His work there included studies of dams and reservoirs, tunnels, power plants, ground water and water quality problms. As a consulting geologist in private practice after 1956 he worked on similar projects.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.