Series 21002
State Planning Board Water resources flood control hearings

Dates: 1934-1940.

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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

Acts of Congress, approved 1936 through 1938, authorized the U. S. Corps of Engineers to conduct public hearings jointly with the Department of Agriculture for the control of floods, water conservation, soil erosion prevention, and related problems. Hearings for the two major drainage areas of Utah were held in St. George, Moab, Monticello, Price, Craig, Grand Junction, and Durango for the Colorado River, and in Salt Lake City for the Bonneville Basin in Utah. The Planning Board and Soil Conservation Committee prepared and submitted reports at these hearings that contained data on drainage irrigated lands, precipitation, run-off, area by elevation, population, economic conditions, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, retail trade, assessed valuation, and summaries of proposed reservoir sites; they organized soil conservation districts; and presented detailed reports of flood conditions on the streams of the Great Basin in Utah. This series contains the correspondence, reports, and transcripts related to these hearings which concerned flood control for the following rivers and areas: the Fremont, San Rafael, Price, Duchesne, and Green Rivers; Kanab Creek, and the Paria and Escalante Rivers; the Montezuma and San Juan Rivers; streams draining into the Great Salt Lake, and the Great Basin; and the Virgin River and tributaries, Beaver Dam wash, and Short Creek. Correspondence includes letters to the State Planning Board from citizens, county agents, state engineers, and federal contacts. The reports contain investigations and estimates for individual projects. Also included are photos of the Kanab Creek, and the Paria and Escalante River areas.

The State Planning Board actively cooperated with federal, state, and local agencies for the development and conservation of water resources. Early in the development of state planning, these agencies began their studies by gathering data on a wide range of water resources subjects.


Alphabetically by report, thereunder chronological.

Related Records

Water resources reports from the State Planning Board, Series 1180, This contains various studies and water conservation projects.

Maps from the State Planning Board, Series 5597, This has maps of dams, reservoirs, and drainage basins.

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

Water resources minutes from the State Planning Board, Series 21000, This has minutes which document basin committee meetings, 1934-1941.

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

Processed by M. Call in December 1998 and updated in August 2004 by G. Strack following filming.

Indexing Terms

  • Water conservation—Research—Utah.
  • Utah—Flood control.
  • Utah—Soil conservation districts.

Container List

1 1 1 Correspondence regarding; Hearings in Kanab; 1938-1939
1 1 2 Correspondence regarding; Hearings in Monticello; 1938-1939
1 1 3 Correspondence regarding; Hearings in Price; 1938-1939
1 1 4 Correspondence regarding; Hearings in St. George; 1938-1939
1 1 5 Correspondence regarding; Soil Conservation Committee; 1938
1 1 6 Correspondence regarding; State Engineer; 1938-1939
1 1 7 Reports; All state, flood control, preliminary investigation; 1934
1 1 8 Reports; All state, flood damage, 1938
1 1 9 Reports; Kanab Creek, Paria, and Escalante Rivers with photos; 1938
1 1 10 Reports; Millcreek, Pack Creek, and other flood control projects in Grand County; 1938
1 1 11 Reports; Minersville soil conservation district; 1938
1 1 12 Reports; Office of the State Engineer; 1938
1 1 13 Reports; Price River; 1938-1939
1 1 14 Reports; St. George; 1938
1 1 15 Reports; Soil conservation districts law
1 1 16 Reports; Status of flood control investigations in by U.S. Engineer Office; 1940
1 1 17 Transcripts; Public hearing on the Fremont, San Rafael, Price, and Duchesne Rivers, Utah; and Green River, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah; 1938
1 1 18 Transcripts; Public hearing on Kanab Creek, Utah and Arizona; Paria and Escalante Rivers; 1938
1 1 19 Transcripts; Public hearing on the Montezuma and San Juan Rivers below Shiprock, Utah; 1938
1 1 20 Transcripts; Public hearing on streams draining into the Great Salt Lake, and the Great Basin; Utah and Nevada; 1938
1 1 21 Transcripts; Public hearing on the Virgin River and tributaries, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah; Beaver Dam wash, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada; and Short Creek, Arizona and Utah; 1938

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