Scope and Content
Title: Fred D. Pyle Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1926-1947
Collection number: MS 86/4
Pyle, Fred D., 1882-1950
Extent: ca. 2 linear ft. (4 boxes)
Water Resources Collections and Archives
Shelf location: This collection is stored off-campus at NRLF. Please contact the Water Resources Collections and Archives staff for access
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[Identification of item], Fred D. Pyle Papers, MS 86/4, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California,
Scope and Content
Correspondence, papers, news clippings related to San Diego County water-supply, water storage, water transfer.
Vista Irrigation District (Calif.)
Sweetwater Falls Project (Calif.)
San Diego (Calif.). Water Dept.
Water-supply -- California -- San Diego County
Water resources development -- California -- San Diego County
Water transfer -- California -- San Diego County
San Diego Aqueduct (Calif.)
Fred D. Pyle was born October 8, 1882 in Perry Township, Pennsylvania.
After graduating in 1903 from Utah Agricultural College he held positions of increasing responsibility with various irrigation
districts in the western United States. From 1926 to 1928 he was Engineer/Manager of the Vista Irrigation District, a small
district composed of 18,000 acres.
In 1928 he joined the San Diego Water Department, where as an Engineer and Assistant Hydraulic Engineer he served under H.
N. Savage. From 1934 to 1947 he was Hydraulic Engineer, responsible for most of the major projects for the San Diego Water
In 1947 he was appointed to the position of Hydraulic Engineer in charge of the Engineering Division, a position he held until
1950. In that capacity he was responsible for location, design, and construction of all major work for the San Diego Water
Pyle died July 21, 1950.