Scope and Content
Title: Columbia Basin Project Joint Investigations Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1932-1943
Collection number: ADAMS-2
Adams, Frank, 1875-1967
Extent: 1 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Water Resources Collections and Archives
Shelf location: Water Resources Collections and ARchives
Collection is open for research.
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.
[Identification of item], Columbia Basin Project Joint Investigations Collection, ADAMS-2, Water Resources Collections and
Archives, University of California, Riverside.
Columbia Basin Project (U.S.)
Water resources development -- Columbia River Watershed
Water resources development -- Washington (State)
Irrigation projects -- Columbia River Watershed
Irrigation projects -- Washington (State)
United States. Bureau of Reclamation
Scope and Content
The objects of the joint investigations were to provide a general plan for the development and settlement of the Columbia
Basin area as a whole, and detailed plans for areas to be irrigated. The topographic surveys and land classifications of the
Bureau of Reclamation served as a base for the investigations. Twenty-eight separate problems, in addition to the basic engineering
surveys, were set up for study. The problems were divided into 16 divisions. Lead investigators included Dr. E. N. Torbert,
field coordinator for the joint investigators, Planning Consultant Harlan H. Barrows and Chief of Information William E. Warne,
both representing the Bureau of Reclamation, and Marion Clawson of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
This collection contains miscellaneous published and unpublished reports on the Columbia Basin Project joint investigations.
They were collected by Frank Adams, head of the University of California Division of Irrigation Investigations and Practice,
who also served as a consulting engineer and economist to the Bureau of Reclamation.
Frank Adams Papers