In 1955, the Feather River Project
Association (FRPA) was incorporated as a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational
association to serve the public interest of Californians in the areas of water resource
development and water conservation. The collection documents such issues as the future
development of California's water resources, water rights controversies, and the California
Water Plan as it has been revised through legislative action from 1900 until the early
1970s. It contains annual reports, articles of incorporation, board of directors' agendas
and minutes, conference agendas, minutes, statements, contracts, correspondence, financial
statements, membership applications and lists, legislative circulars, newsletters, position
reports and statements, published reports, and resolutions.
During the early 1950s, the California Department of Water Resources was created to develop
a plan of action toward solving California's water problems and make recommendations to the
state legislature. By 1955, the Department of Water Resources had completed its research and
published a working document, known as the Bechtel Report, and began implementing the
revised California Water Plan.
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