Articles, addresses by Hyatt, and clippings, pertaining to dams, water rights, salt water intrusion, hydroelectric power,
the California Water Plan, and other aspects of water in California.
Edward Hyatt, the son of Edward and Margaret (Gill) Hyatt, was born near San Jacinto, Calif., on July 21, 1888. He received
degrees in civil engineering from Stanford University. He began his thirty-five year career in the service of his native state
as an engineer for the California Highway Commission. In 1916 he transferred to the State Water Commission, an agency created
to administer state laws pertaining to water rights. In 1921 the State Water Commission became part of the Division of Water
Rights of the State Department of Public Works; Mr. Hyatt was appointed deputy chief and then chief of that division. In 1927
he was appointed State Engineer of California. Mr. Hyatt directed surveys which led to the development of the State Water
Plan, the basis for the water conservation program in California, and of the Central Valley Project. He was a member of several
governmental planning committees, technical associations, and honorary societies. He was a Past-President of the Sacramento
Section of the Society. Mr. Hyatt died on June 17, 1954.
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