Series 21000
State Planning Board Water resources minutes

Dates: 1934-1941.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

These records contain minutes for committee meetings held on both the state and national level where members of the State Planning Board participated with other agencies, primarily the National Resources Planning Board. The function of these meetings was to unify local, state, and federal points of view with respect to water and land problems in the areas. The National Resources Committee, divided into drainage basin committees, held meetings concerning water reclamation of the Bonneville Basin, the Colorado River Basin, joint meetings involving both these, the Lahontan Basin, and the Great Salt Lake Basin. The Uintah Basin and the water storage meetings were held on the state level, independent of the National Resources Committee. The National Reclamation Association minutes is a transcript of a national convention involving the State Planning Board. These minutes contain lists of attendees and their positions, updates from various federal and state agencies of their programs and progress, statistics, and discussions of issues.

The members of these committees had three main goals: To determine the principal water problems in the drainage basins in Utah, to outline in broad terms a plan of water development and control designed to solve those problems, and to present specific construction projects and investigation projects as elements of the plan, with general priorities of importance and time. The long term objective of the committees was to prepare a systematic and comprehensive plan for unified control and use of water, not only surface but also underground, throughout the region.


Alphabetical by committee, thereunder chronological.

Related Records

Water resources reports from the State Planning Board, Series 1180, contain various water resources reports produced as a result of these meetings.

Water resources drainage basin reports from the State Planning Board, Series 20999, contain studies of the Colorado River and Great Basin water conservation projects.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by M. Call in November 1998 and microfilmed for reference use in 2003; hard copy was not retained following filming.

Indexing Terms

  • United States. National Resources Board.
  • Water resources development—Utah.
  • Utah—Water-supply.

Container List

1 1 Bonneville Basin; Jan 6 1939
1 2 Bonneville Basin; June 26 1939
1 3 Bonneville Basin; Oct 16 1939
1 4 Bonneville Basin; Dec 18 1939
1 5 Bonneville Basin; Dec 10 1941
1 6 Colorado River Basin; Oct 3 1934
1 7 Colorado River Basin; Nov 30 1937
1 8 Colorado River Basin; June 22 1938
1 9 Colorado River Basin; June 5 1939
1 10 Colorado River Basin; Nov 18 1939
1 11 Great Salt Lake Basin; October 18 1937
1 12 Great Salt Lake Basin; Nov 22 1937
1 13 Joint Meeting, Colorado and Bonneville Basins; June 3 1940
1 14 Joint Meeting, Colorado, Bonneville, and Lahontan Basins; Nov 15 1940
1 15 National Reclamation Association; Jan 7 1934
1 16 Uintah Basin; Dec 17 1937
1 17 Uintah Basin; Oct 18 1938
1 18 Utah Water Storage; Mar 3 1936

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