Inventory of the Thomas H. Means Papers, bulk 1905-1958

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Inventory of the Thomas H. Means Papers, bulk 1905-1958

Collection number: MEANS

Water Resources Collections and Archives



University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California

Contact Information:

  • Water Resources Collections and Archives
  • Orbach Science Library, Room 118
  • PO Box 5900
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Riverside, CA 92517-5900
  • Phone: (951) 827-2934
  • Fax: (951) 827-6378
  • Email: waterarc@ucr.edu
  • URL: http://library.ucr.edu/wrca
Processed by:
Water Resources Collections and Archives staff
Date Completed:
February 1993
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas H. Means Papers,
Date (bulk): bulk 1905-1958
Collection number: MEANS
Creator: Means, Thomas H.
Extent: ca. 7 linear ft. (14 boxes) 11 online items ead
Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Shelf location: Water Resources Collections and Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas H. Means Papers, MEANS, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Access Points

Hetch Hetchy Project (Calif.)
Southern Sierra Power Company
Water-supply --California --Los Angeles
Salinity --California --Delta Region
Salinity --California --San Francisco Bay
Floods --California --Imperial Valley
Flood control --California
Irrigation --California
Groundwater --California
Soils -California
Owens River Valley (Calif.)
Mono Basin (Calif.)
Real property --West (U.S.) --Valuation
Colorado River (Colo.-Nev.)

Biographical Information

Thomas Herbert Means was born in 1875 in Virginia. His early career included nine years in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Soils, during which time he was in charge of soil surveys, principally in the western states. In 1898 he made a report on reclamation of alkali soils in Yellowstone. He also studied dry land soils and moisture content under different methods of farming at Glen Ullin and Fargo, North Dakota. In 1902, he visited North Africa, Algeria, Tunis and Egypt to study soils and irrigation. After that he served six years in the Bureau of Reclamation in land examination and farm unit subdivision and was in charge of a laboratory for the study of the silt-carrying capacities of western streams.
In 1910, Means went into private consulting practice in San Francisco, California, specializing in engineering connected with agriculture, irrigation, drainage, reclamation and water supply. At various times he was employed by the State of California to work on the Central Valley Project, by the City of San Francisco on the Hetch Hetchy Project-he played a key role in the court battles that led to water rights for the city-and as a consulting engineer for Orange County Flood Control District. He was also employed by the State of Montana Water Conservation Board on litigation on the Missouri River, and served as an expert witness in several lawsuits over waters in the western states.
Means died in November 1965 in Berkeley, California.

Scope and Content

Correspondence and reports concerning the Colorado River and flooding in the Imperial Valley, the Hetch Hetchy Project, Los Angeles water supply, the Southern Sierra Power Company, the salinity of San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, flood control and irrigation projects, groundwater, and land appraisal throughout California and other western states.

Container List

Box Box 1, item 0

Means, Thomas H.

 

List of Means' contracted jobs, 1908?-1958, numbered from 1 through 930; includes dates in some cases.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound
item 1

Means, Thomas H.

 

Silt in the Colorado River : effect on location of bridge near Needles. 1941.

Physical Description: 26 leaves, bound : photographs
item 2

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on Colorado River and sedimentation at Needles, California. 1945.

Physical Description: 27 leaves, bound
item 3

Means, Thomas H.

 

Damages to properties of Needles, California by floods in the Colorado River. 1947.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound

Scope and Content Note

Partial Contents: Appendices --Progress report of Senate Committee on Needles-Colorado River problems / W. P. Rowe --Testimony of Thos. H. Means, Needles situation, Colorado River --Testimony of M. C. Blanchard, chief engineer, coast lines, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rwy.
item 4

Means, Thomas H.

 

The Imperial Valley flood menace and All American Canal. 1924.

Physical Description: 29 leaves, bound : photographs
item 5

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on Colorado River levees and flood menace to Imperial Valley. 1927.

Physical Description: 10 leaves, bound : photographs
item 6

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on Parker Project on Colorado River, Yuma County, Arizona. 1930.

Physical Description: 17 leaves, bound : photographs
item 7

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on the All-American Canal, Imperial Valley, California. 1930.

Physical Description: 33 leaves, bound
item 8

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on the All-American Canal, Imperial Valley, California. 1931.

Physical Description: 61 leaves, bound
item 9

Fox, William W.

 

In defense of Garnett Holmes' 1903 soil survey report of Imperial Valley. 1943.

Physical Description: 6 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter by Thomas H. Means dated Dec. 23, 1943, commenting on the survey that he supervised.
item 10

Means, Thomas H.

 

The Colorado River in Mohave Valley : meanderings of the stream in historic times. 1953.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound

Scope and Content Note

Partial Contents: Appendix: History of surveys in Mohave Valley --Extracts from the Report of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1900.
Box Box 2, item 11

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on Mono Basin water as supply for Southern California. 1923.

Physical Description: 44 leaves, bound
item 12

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Recent purchases of water in Owens Valley by City of Los Angeles. 1923.

Physical Description: 13 leaves, bound
item 13

Means, Thomas H.

 

Additional water supply for City of Los Angeles in Owens Valley and Mono Basin. 1924.

Physical Description: 31 leaves, bound
item 14

Means, Thomas H.

 

Purchases of water in Owens Valley by City of Los Angeles. 1925.

Physical Description: 17 leaves, bound
item 15

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on value of property of Hillside Water Company, Inyo County, California. 1928.

Physical Description: 27 leaves, bound
item 16

Means, Thomas H.

 

Water requirements Bishop Creek lands. 1919.

Physical Description: 27 leaves, bound
item 17

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on value of property sold by the Southern Sierras Power Company and associated companies to City of Los Angeles in 1934 and 1935, under contract dated October 20, 1933. 1937-1938.

Physical Description: 3 v., bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes two preliminary drafts with additions and deletions by Means.
item 18

Means, Thomas H.

 

Natural Soda Products Company vs. City of Los Angeles concerning Owens and Mono Valleys, and Long Valley Dam. 1939-1942.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 pieces)
item 19

Means, Thomas H.

 

File of correspondence relative to work done for the Southern Sierras Power Company, Nevada-California Electric Corporation, and California Electric Power Company. 1928-1946.

Physical Description: 1 folder (84 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes water supply and floods, Mono and San Bernardino Counties, drainage problem in Imperial Valley, All-American Canal, and "Imperial Valley and our companies" by A. B. West.
item 20

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on Palo Verde Valley, Riverside County, Calif. for Southern Sierras Power Co., Riverside, Calif. 1920.

Physical Description: 42 leaves, bound
Box Box 3, item 21

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on pumping in Harper Lake District, San Bernardino County, California. 1929.

Physical Description: 25 leaves, bound : photographs
item 22

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on pumping in Fremont Valley for Southern Sierras Power Company. 1923.

Physical Description: 17 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Investigation to determine the permanency of the present irrigation development, the probable increase of pumping and the advisability of the extension of power lines into Fremont Valley.
item 23

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on pumping for irrigation, Mohave Valley, California. 1923.

Physical Description: 25 leaves, bound : photographs
item 24

Means, Thomas H.

 

Review of appraisals, Manzanar Relocation Center. 1944.

Physical Description: 17 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

This report considers value of property taken by the United States for the Manzanar Relocation Center, and more specifically a review of water supply appraisal made by O. C. Hiatt.
item 25

Orange County Flood Control District

 

Control and conservation of flood waters in Orange County, California : a report to the Board of Supervisors, Orange County Flood Control District, April, 1931 / G.A. Elliott, B.A. Etcheverry, Thos. H. Means, Board of Engineers. [San Francisco, 1931].

Physical Description: 50 leaves, bound
item 26.1

Means, Thomas H.

 

Recovery of water wasted in Prado Reservoir. 1944.

Physical Description: 28 leaves, bound
item 26.2

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report to Orange County Flood Control District on a plan for recovery of wasted water in Prado Reservoir. 1950.

Physical Description: 24 leaves, bound
item 27

Means, Thomas H., and George Osborne

 

Effect of dewatering for construction of unit no. 2 infiltration pipe upon ground water levels and movement, Prado Basin, Santa Ana River. 1951.

Physical Description: 19 leaves, bound
Box Box 4, item 28

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on Santa Maria Rancho, San Diego County, California. 1930.

Physical Description: 18 leaves, bound : photographs
item 29

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on Bostonia Vineyard, San Diego County, California. 1922.

Physical Description: 12 leaves, bound : photographs
item 30

Barnes, Harry, and Thomas H. Means

 

Report to the Reclamation Board of the State of California on the Lower San Joaquin River Flood Control Project. 1957.

Physical Description: 14 leaves, bound
item 31

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on drainage of South San Joaquin Irrigation District. 1921.

Physical Description: 27 leaves, bound
item 32

Means, Thomas H.

 

Duty of water and salinity in Lower San Joaquin River. [1936?].

Physical Description: 59 leaves, bound
item 33

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on the salinity in the San Joaquin River. 1941-1958.

Physical Description: 3 v., bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes Turlock Irrigation District water samples.
item 34

Harrington, W. D.

 

Report on proposed bond issue, Banta Carbona Irrigation District. 1923.

Physical Description: 33 leaves, bound
item 35

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on the Banta-Carbona Irrigation District, near Tracy, California. 1923.

Physical Description: 38 leaves, bound
item 36

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on enlargement of irrigation system Banta-Carbona Irrigation District, San Joaquin County, California. 1926.

Physical Description: 28 leaves, bound
item 37

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on property of the Edison Land and Water Company, Kern County, Calif. 1919.

Physical Description: 48 leaves, bound : photographs
Box Box 5, item 38

Means, Thomas H.

 

Kern Island Canal Company. 1931.

Physical Description: 20 leaves, bound
item 39

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on Eric Larson Properties, Kings, Tulare and San Diego Counties, California. 1922.

Physical Description: 29 leaves, bound : photographs
item 40

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on water supply for California Packing Corporation, Del Monte Farms and Orchard Plant No. 178, Merced County, California. 1920.

Physical Description: 21 leaves, bound
item 41

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on property of Mr. J. A. L. van den Bosch, Merced County, California. 1922.

Physical Description: 21 leaves, bound
item 42

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on the Sunny Acres Tract, Central California Farm Company near Turlock, California. 1922.

Physical Description: 17 leaves, bound : photographs
item 43

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on Alfarata Ranch, Merced, California. 1924.

Physical Description: 14 leaves, bound : photographs
item 44

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on drainage, Merced Irrigation District. 1927.

Physical Description: 45 leaves, bound
item 45

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on Hotchkiss Ranch, Fresno Co., Cal. 1919.

Physical Description: 22 leaves, bound
item 46

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on property of Kings River Land and Cattle Company of Sanger, California. 1922.

Physical Description: 13 leaves, bound : photographs
item 47

Mapel, Thomas G., and Thomas H. Means

 

Appraisal for United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Regional Office, Region 2, Sacramento, California. 1951.

Physical Description: 24 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

"This appraisal is made for the purpose of estimating the fair market value of 827 shares of Mutual Water Company stock, which was acquired by the Bureau of Reclamation from the Firebaugh Canal Company."
item 48

Means, Thomas H.

 

Notes on Modesto Irrigation District and Turlock Irrigation District litigation. 1934.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound

Scope and Content Note

Water requirements, diversions, use of water, groundwater levels, forms of water waste of the two Districts.
item 49

Means, Thomas H.

 

Progress of irrigation in the Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts from 1920 to 1924, inclusive. 1925.

Physical Description: 8 leaves, bound
item 50

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Data presented at hearing, August 22, 1921, City of San Francisco vs. Modesto-Turlock Districts : duty of water in various localities and various projects and the application to the Modesto-Turlock Districts. [1921].

Physical Description: 175 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Note: WRCA has another copy: ETCH 23
item 51

Means, Thomas H.

 

Effect of diversions by San Francisco upon the flow of the Tuolumne River.

Physical Description: 9 leaves, bound
item 52

Freeman, John R.

 

Hetch Hetchy water supply : effect of increased water priorities granted to irrigation districts; how much storage in the mountains must the cities provide for supplying ultimately 400 million gallons daily. 1914.

Physical Description: 63 leaves, bound
Box Box 6, item 53

Means, Thomas H.

 

Recommendation as to City's position on Raker Act limitations. [1932?].

Physical Description: 28 leaves, bound
item 54

Means, Thomas H.

 

Salt water problem : San Francisco Bay and delta of Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. [San Francisco, Calif. : Thos. H. Means, Consulting Engineer, 1928].

Physical Description: 75 p.

Scope and Content Note

This report was produced for the Association of Industrial Water Users of Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Includes typescript draft.
item 55

Means, Thomas H.

 

File of correspondence concerning salinity investigation and salt water barrier investigation. 1929-1932.

Physical Description: 1 folder (ca. 90 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes dissenting statement of C. E. Grunsky on barrier and also materials regarding dissent of the City of Stockton.
item 56

Means, Thomas H.

 

File of correspondence relative to salt water barrier investigation, its relation to a statewide water plan and to the Iron Canyon Project. 1928-1929.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence regarding Means' report on barrier and with the sponsor of this report, the Association of Industrial Water Users of Contra Costa and Solano Counties.
item 57

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on use of Mokelumne River water for irrigation in vicinity of City of Lodi, San Joaquin County, California, under California State Division of Water Rights, applications nos. 1964, 2099, 2535 and 2997 of J. W. Hermann, Paul Bailey, T. H. Means. 1930.

Physical Description: 38 leaves, bound
Box Box 7, item 58

Means, Thomas H.

 

File of correspondence relating to City of Lodi percolating water suit, City of Lodi vs. East Bay Municipal Utility District. 1929-1937.

Physical Description: 1 portfolio (ca. 150 pieces)
item 59

Means, Thomas H.

 

File of correspondence relating to Mokelumne River water rights suit, Devine, et al. vs. East Bay Municipal Utility District, et al. 1928-1932.

Physical Description: 1 folder (14 pieces)
item 60

Means, Thomas H.

 

Effect of storage and regulation of flow upon channel losses from Coyote River, Madrone to Coyote Stations. 1951.

Physical Description: 6 leaves, bound
item 61

American Appraisement Association (San Francisco, Calif.)

 

Lion Ranch, Santa Clara County, California / Charles A. Stanton. 1915.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Report, soil sample, maps and photographs.
item 62

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on Piedra Blanca Ranch. [1921?].

Physical Description: 35 leaves, bound : photographs
item 63

Means, Thomas H.

 

Piedmont Land and Cattle Company, correspondence and letter report. 1929-1930.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound
item 64

Means, Thomas H.

 

Water requirements of lands in the Eden Township County Water District, Alameda County, California. [1924?].

Physical Description: 42 leaves, bound
item 65

Means, Thomas H.

 

Duty of water on Baumgartner and Anderson Places, Cobb Valley, Lake County, California. 1917.

Physical Description: 10 leaves
item 66

Means, Thomas H.

 

Memorandum to Messrs. Theodore Roche, Jr. and Jefferson E. Peyser concerning the effect of Conn Valley Reservoir upon ground water conditions during 1946 in the Napa Valley. 1946.

Physical Description: 7 leaves, bound
Box Box 8, item 67

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on Sacramento River Ranch, Sutter County, California. 1930.

Physical Description: 16 leaves, bound
item 68

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on Chipps Island, Solano County, California. 1924.

Physical Description: 12 leaves, bound
item 69

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on the Montezuma Ranch, Solano County, California. 1923.

Physical Description: 14 leaves, bound + 1 folder (9 pieces, 14 photographs)

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, maps, and notes.
item 70

Symmes and Means, Agricultural Engineers

 

Report on reconnaissance soil investigation and classification of lands in southeastern Solano County, California. 1912.

Physical Description: 66 leaves, bound
item 71

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on soils, Reclamation District No. 2068, Solano and Yolo Counties, California. 1925.

Physical Description: 21 leaves, bound
item 72

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on value of lands, Reclamation District 2068, Solano County, California. 1926.

Physical Description: 13 leaves, bound
item 73

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on Fremont Bottoms, Yolo County, California. 1926.

Physical Description: 19 leaves, bound : photographs
item 74

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on valuation of Reclamation District 108. 1925.

Physical Description: 27 leaves, bound : photographs
item 75

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on Williams Irrigation District, Colusa County, California. 1922.

Physical Description: 31 leaves, bound : photographs
item 76

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Supplementary report on valuation of property of the J. S. Gibson Co., Colusa County, California. 1922.

Physical Description: 17 leaves, bound
item 77

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Copy of report on a portion of property of Colusa Delta Farms Company, near Colusa, California, made in September 1922. 1922.

Physical Description: 14 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Memorandum on effect of floods in Sacramento River on Moulton Ranch.
item 78

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on the Quatman and Squier Ranch, near Colusa, California. 1922.

Physical Description: 18 leaves, bound : photographs
item 79

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on Poundstone and Dwyer Ranch, Colusa County, California. 1922.

Physical Description: 11 leaves, bound : photographs
Box Box 9, item 80

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on the Colusa Delta Farms Company, Colusa County, California. 1923.

Physical Description: 18 leaves, bound : photographs
item 81

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on proposed contract between Williams Irrigation District and Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District. 1922.

Physical Description: 2 v., bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Supplemental report connection between Glenn-Colusa main canal and Williams Irrigation District, April 24, 1922.
item 82

Tibbetts, Fred H.

 

Report to the Board of Directors of the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District, Willows, California, on Williams Irrigation District deliveries. 1921.

Physical Description: 10 leaves, bound
item 83

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on Butte City Ranch, Glenn County, California. 1925.

Physical Description: 19 leaves, bound : photographs
item 84

Means, Thomas H.

 

The November 1950 flood in the Yuba River. San Francisco, 1953.

Physical Description: 17 leaves, bound
item 85

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on seepage investigation in orchards under Sutter-Butte Canal Company, California. 1921.

Physical Description: 75 leaves, bound : photographs
item 86

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Valuation of two properties of the Golden State Asparagus Company on Sherman and Andrus Islands, Sacramento County, California. 1921.

Physical Description: 20 leaves, bound : photographs
item 87

Rollins, J. L.

 

The plan for the greatest possible ultimate economic development of the waters of the Bear River watershed, Placer and Nevada Counties, California, in connection with foreign waters now diverted thereinto, and other foreign water which can be thus diverted. Colfax, Calif. ; 1931.

Physical Description: [8] p., bound
item 88

Rollins, J. L.

 

To the men and women who signed the petition for organization of Placer Irrigation District, and others interested in the progress and stability of Placer County in acquiring and owning more and cheaper water for irrigation. 1924.

Physical Description: 2 p.
item 89

Means, Thomas H.

 

Preliminary report on Placer County Irrigation District. 1924.

Physical Description: 30 leaves, bound
item 90

Symmes and Means, Agricultural Engineers

 

Report on Los Molinos Irrigation Project, California. 1910.

Physical Description: 26 leaves, bound
item 91

Gray, Harold Farnsworth

 

Preliminary report on malaria prevalence and control on the irrigated land project of the Los Molinos Land Company of Los Molinos, Tehama County, California. 1911.

Physical Description: 12 leaves, bound : 2 folded maps
item 92

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on the E. W. Saunders Ranches, near Red Bluff, California. 1922.

Physical Description: 15 leaves, bound : photographs
item 93

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on the Northern Counties Land and Cattle Company's Diamond Range Property, Tehama County, California. 1923.

Physical Description: 20 leaves, bound : photographs
Box Box 10, item 94

Means, Thomas H.

 

The Cone Ranch, Tehama County, California. 1941.

Physical Description: 18 leaves, bound : photographs
item 95

Means, Thomas H., and B. A. Etcheverry

 

Report on flood control on Antelope Creek, Tehama County, California. 1950.

Physical Description: 14 leaves, bound
item 96

Riddell, Harry S.

 

Happy Valley Dam of the Happy Valley Irrigation District. 1921-1942.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Partial Contents: Preliminary outline for article for Engineering-News-Record / Harry S. Riddell --Correspondence between George Hawley and T. H. Means concerning Misselbeck Dam.
item 97

Means, Thomas H.

 

Value of Scott McArthur Ranch, Shasta County, California. [1925?].

Physical Description: 22 leaves, bound
item 98

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on the ranch of the Stillwater Land and Cattle Company, near Redding, California. 1922.

Physical Description: 15 leaves, bound : photographs
item 99

Means, Thomas H.

 

Irrigation from Spring Creek near Mt. Shasta City, California. 1939-1940.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Partial Contents: [Fact and conclusions of law in the matter of the Mt. Shasta Hatchery water case] / Ralph H. Cowing --Correspondence with C. O. Elliger, Fish and Game Commission.
item 100

Herrmann, F. C., B. A. Etcheverry, and Thomas H. Means

 

Value of properties of Pitt River Power Company, Shasta County, California. [1939?].

Physical Description: 11 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Appraisal of lands of the Pitt River Power Company to be acquired by the Bureau of Reclamation as a part of Shasta Reservoir.
item 101

Ready, Lester S., and Frank E. Bonner

 

Pitt River Power Company project. 1941.

Physical Description: 6 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Letter report to B. A. Etcheverry reviewing J. D. Galloway's report of January 1939 on the hydroelectric development on the property of the Pitt Power Company and adjacent government land.
item 102

Means, Thomas H.

 

Water right values, Pit River. 1949.

Physical Description: 16 leaves, bound
item 103.1

Means, Thomas H.

 

Mount Lassen investigation made for the Shasta County Promotion and Development Association. [1915].

Physical Description: 1 sheet

Scope and Content Note

Reprinted from the Courier-Free Press, Redding, California.
item 103.2

Means, Thomas H.

 

Volcanic activity of Mt. Lassen. 1915.

Physical Description: p. 1210-1212

Scope and Content Note

IN: Engineering News, vol. 72, no. 25 (1915)
item 104

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on property of Secret Valley Land Co., Lassen County, California. 1923.

Physical Description: 24 leaves, bound : photographs
item 105

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on proposed works for Red Rock Creek Irrigation District. 1923.

Physical Description: 43 leaves, bound : photographs
item 106

Means, Thomas H.

 

Correspondence with Harry S. Riddel regarding Eagle Lake levels and water quality; condition of Tule, Baxter Creek and Anderson-Cotton Irrigation Districts. 1922-1930.

Physical Description: 1 folder (21 pieces)
item 107

Means, Thomas H.

 

Resoiling dredged areas. 1948.

Physical Description: 17 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Thomas H. Means' testimony on Thurman Company's work on Consumnes River. Referring to Butte County Ordinance no. 407 which rules that original soil must be spread over tailings where dredge has stripped land for gold.
item 108

Etcheverry, Bernard A., Thomas H. Means, and H. Pierson Burt

 

Appraisal report to the State Reclamation Board for lands involved in construction of Feather River west levee in Butte County. 1953.

Physical Description: 36 leaves, bound : photographs
item 109

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on the Churchill Ranch, Siskiyou County, California. 1923.

Physical Description: 19 leaves, bound : photographs
item 110

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on property of Lake Shore Cattle Co. near Alturas, Cal. 1920.

Physical Description: 27 leaves, bound
item 111

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on property of Tucker Livestock Company, Apache County, Arizona. 1921.

Physical Description: 23 leaves, bound : photographs
Box Box 11, item 112

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on La Osa Livestock Co., Pima County, Arizona. 1922.

Physical Description: 30 leaves, bound : photographs
item 113

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on Arizona Meat Company, Cochise County, Arizona. 1922.

Physical Description: 23 leaves, bound : photographs
item 114

Means, Thomas H.

 

Water supply for pumping in the lower Gila Valley, Arizona. 1929.

Physical Description: 21 leaves, bound
item 115

Means, Thomas H.

 

Testimony relating to the Agua Fria River and groundwater at the point where the Agua Fria meets the Gila. 1927.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound
item 116

Means, Thomas H.

 

File of correspondence relating to suit, Arlington Improvement Company and Arlington Canal Company vs. Gila Water Company and Frank A. Gillespie. 1928-1931.

Physical Description: 1 folder (28 pieces)
item 117

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on Williamson River marshes, upper Klamath Lake region. 1920.

Physical Description: 34 leaves, bound : photographs
item 118

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on property of the Fort Klamath Measows Company, Klamath County, Oregon. 1929.

Physical Description: 35 leaves, bound
item 119

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on agricultural possibilities, Terrazas Properties, Chihuahua, Mexico. 1921.

Physical Description: 44 leaves, bound : photographs
Box Box 12, item 120

Means, Thomas H.

 

Irrigation by pumping in lower California Valleys between Tiajuana and San Quintin. 1946.

Physical Description: 25 leaves, bound
item 121

Means, Thomas H.

 

The Truckee-Carson Irrigation Project. [1909?].

Physical Description: 2 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

A speech delivered by Means, engineer in charge of the operation of the Project, at the Water Users Association meeting Monday, October 28th.
item 122.1

Symmes & Means, Agricultural Engineers

 

Report on sugar beet production : Truckee-Carson project, Nevada. 1910.

Physical Description: 16 p.
item 122.2

Symmes & Means, Agricultural Engineers

 

Report on beet sugar production : Truckee-Carson Project. 1910.

Physical Description: 26 leaves, bound : photographs
item 123

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on Willow Vista Ranch, Humboldt County, Nevada. 1922.

Physical Description: 19 leaves, bound
item 124

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on property of Gardner Ranch Company, Lincoln County, Nevada. 1922.

Physical Description: 29 leaves, bound : photographs
item 125

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on property of Iowa Land Company, Pershing County, Nevada. 1923.

Physical Description: 16 leaves, bound : photographs
item 126

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on Steptoe Livestock Company, Elko and White Pine Counties, Nevada. 1923.

Physical Description: 33 leaves, bound : photographs
item 127

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on the properties of Reservation Land and Cattle Company, Pershing County, Nevada. 1923.

Physical Description: 24 leaves, bound : photographs
item 128

Means, Thomas H.

 

Humboldt River, correspondence and report relating to State Engineer's attempts in 1929 to regulate river. 1929-1930.

Physical Description: 1 folder (ca. 25 pieces)
item 129

Means, Thomas H.

 

Montana Power Company vs. State Water Conservation Board concerning Missouri River water rights. 1941-1942.

Physical Description: 1 folder (27 pieces)
item 130

Means, Thomas H.

 

Irrigation in North Dakota : a discussion of reports by Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation on development of the Missouri River Basin. 1944.

Physical Description: 23 p.
item 131

Means, Thomas H.

 

North Dakota State Water Conservation Commission : file of correspondence relating to North Dakota water law, plans for developing the Missouri River, feasibility of certain Corps and Bureau plans for the River, and the Missouri Valley Authority. 1944-1954.

Physical Description: 1 folder (53 pieces)
Box Box 13, item 132

Symmes and Means, Agricultural Engineers

 

Report on drainage, Shoshone Project, Wyoming. [1910?].

Physical Description: 50 leaves, bound
item 133

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on Consolidated Land and Livestock Company of Wyoming and Utah. 1923.

Physical Description: 50 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Proposed consolidation of the two companies to form Consolidated Land and Livestock Company.
item 134

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers

 

Report on Crystal Lake Farms Company, Jefferson County, Idaho. 1922.

Physical Description: 26 leaves, bound : photographs
item 135

Means, Thomas H.

 

Notes concerning the litigation on the Pecos River in which the U. S. Potash Company was accused of polluting that stream by refinery waste, Beeman and Hatfield vs. U. S. Potash Company. 1938.

Physical Description: 1 folder (ca. 30 pieces)
item 136.1

Means, Thomas H.

 

Santa Fe Railroad near San Marcial, New Mexico : effect of silt deposition. 1950.

Physical Description: 32 leaves, bound
item 136.2

Means, Thomas H.

 

Santa Fe Railroad near San Marcial, New Mexico : effect of silt deposition. 1954.

Physical Description: 40 leaves, bound
item 136.3

Bernhardt, C. Murray

 

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company v., bound the United States : opinion and findings of fact of Commissioner.

Physical Description: 49 p.
item 137

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on property near Spofford, Texas, Kinney County for California-Rio Grande Land and Stock Co. 1920.

Physical Description: [31] leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Prospectus to investor entitled "The California-Rio Grande way".
item 138

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on the Denison Reservoir on the Red River : the effect of silt on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway properties. 1939.

Physical Description: 23 leaves, bound
item 139

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on Whitney Dam on the Brazos River, Texas and its effect on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway. 1942.

Physical Description: 23 leaves, bound
item 140

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on silt in Great Salt Plains Reservoir, near Cherokee, Oklahoma. 1939.

Physical Description: 30 leaves, bound
item 141

Symmes and Means, Agricultural Engineers

 

Report on reclamation of marsh land, Southern Louisiana. 1910.

Physical Description: 35 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Report on the reclamation of marsh lands in Southwestern Louisiana / by D. W. Ross.
Box Box 14, item 142

Means, Thomas H.

 

The drainage of irrigated lands : general outline of problems. [n.d.].

Physical Description: 40 leaves, bound
item 143

Means, Thomas H.

 

A system for colonization or settlement of irrigation projects. [n.d.].

Physical Description: 13 leaves, bound
item 144

Willcocks, William, Sir, 1852-1932.

 

Egyptian weirs or regulators. 1904.

Physical Description: [44] p.

Scope and Content Note

Articles from Public Works, London (June-Aug. 1904).
item 145

Means, Thomas H.

 

The use of alkaline and saline waters for irrigation. 1904.

Physical Description: p. 349-354

Scope and Content Note

IN: Forestry and Irrigation, vol. 10, no. 8 (Aug. 1904).
item 146

Means, Thomas H.

 

Drainage. 1915.

Physical Description: 12 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Paper presented at International Irrigation Congress, Fresno, Sept. 1915.
item 147

Means, Thomas H.

 

World progress in irrigation. 1925.

Physical Description: 13 leaves, bound
item 148

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on drainage of irrigated lands. 1927.

Physical Description: 51 leaves, bound
item 149

Means, Thomas H.

 

The permanence of irrigation. 1928.

Physical Description: 13 leaves, bound
item 150

Means, Thomas H.

 

Hydroelectric power on irrigation projects. 1928.

Physical Description: 30 leaves, bound
item 151

Means, Thomas H.

 

Letter from Means to Vincent Wright endorsing Wright's outline for supplying water to municipalities of Southern California in conjunction with a salt water barrier for Northern California. 1929.

Physical Description: 1 sheet
item 152

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on irrigation district bonds and reclamation district bonds. 1932.

Physical Description: 18 leaves, bound

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Senate Bill no. 191, Chapter 1073 [relating to bonds of irrigation districts].
item 153

Means, Thomas H.

 

File of correspondence with Carl S. Scofield of USDA's Division of Western Irrigation, Rubidoux Laboratory, Riverside, California. 1931-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder (ca. 100 pieces)
item 154

Means, Thomas H.

 

Return waters from irrigation : a review of important literature on the subject. 1936.

Physical Description: 33 leaves, bound
item 155

Means, Thomas H.

 

The Bureau of Reclamation. 1945.

Physical Description: 17 leaves, bound
item 156

Means, Thomas H.

 

Report on the use of 2,4-D in the Delta Region. 1951.

Physical Description: 12 leaves, bound
item 157

Means, Thomas H.

 

A rapid method for the determination of the amount of soluble mineral matter in a soil.

Scope and Content Note

IN: American journal of science. 4th series, vol. 7, no. 4 (Apr. 1899).
item 158

Means, Thomas H., and W. H. Heileman

 

Reclamation of alkali land at Fresno, California. 1903.

Physical Description: 9 p., bound

Scope and Content Note

Series title: United States. Bureau of Soils Circular ; no. 11.
item 159

Means, Thomas H.

 

The Delta barrage. 1903.

Physical Description: [7] p.

Scope and Content Note

IN: Forestry and Irrigation (Jan. 1903), p. 17-20; and (Feb. 1903), p. 79-84
item 160

Means, Thomas H.

 

On the reason for the retention of salts near the surface of soils. 1902.

Physical Description: p. 33-36

Scope and Content Note

IN: Science, vol. 15, no. 366 (1902).
item 161

Means, Thomas H.

 

The Nile Reservoir dam at Assuan. 1902.

Physical Description: p. 491-498

Scope and Content Note

IN: Forestry and Irrigation (Dec. 1902).