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Duane L. Georgeson Papers

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Los Angeles Water Supply

International Water Policy Files

Conferences and Professional Associations

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Collection Overview

Title: Duane L. Georgeson Papers, 1959-2011Save to your list.

ID: URB/DLG

Primary Creator: Georgeson, Duane L. (1935-)

Extent: 8.18 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Los Angeles Water Supply, 1924-2009

     Subseries A: From Existing, 1960-2006

     Subseries B: Owens Valley and Mono Lake, 1924-1993

     Subseries C: California State Water Project, 1948-2009

     Subseries D: News Clippings, 1972-1989

Series II: International Water Policy Files, 1978-1997

Series III: Conferences and Professional Associations, 1970-2009

Series IV: Personal Files, 1966-1995

Date Acquired: 12/12/2012

Forms of Material: Paper records, Photographic material, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

Duane L. Georgeson worked as a civil engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Metropolitan Water District. The Duane L. Georgeson Papers document his 53-year career working as an engineer with water and water systems in Los Angeles, during which time he worked to improve and impact water policies and procedures in Southern California, contributing to the political and economic water climate currently in place today.

Biographical Note

Duane Georgeson was born in Maddock, North Dakota in 1935. When he was ten years old he moved with his family to the San Fernando Valley. He enrolled at the University of California Los Angeles in 1953, graduating in 1957 with a degree in engineering. Having an interest in Civil Engineering, he applied for a job with the California Department of Water and Power (DWP) soon after graduation. He was hired in 1959, and within six months was promoted to a Civil Engineering assistant.

He was continuously promoted throughout his career with DWP, most notably being promoted to Head of Engineering two months before a major earthquake hit Los Angeles in 1971. He eventually became Chief Engineer of Water Works and Head of Water Systems. In 1990 he transferred to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, (MWD) as Assistant General Manager. He remained with MWD for several years before becoming an outside water systems manager. He retired in May of 2012.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Duane L. Georgeson Papers documents the career and influence of Duane L. Georgeson throughout his professional career with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Metropolitan Water District. During his 53 years working as an engineer with water and water systems, Georgeson influenced many important factors regarding the water policies and procedures of Southern California, contributing to the political and economic water climate currently in place today. The collection includes articles, correspondence, reports, maps, pamphlets, flyers, advertisements, and photographs.  It consists of four major series: Los Angeles Water Supply (1924-2009), International Water Policy Files (1978-1997), Conferences and Professional Associations (1970-2009), and Personal Files (1966-1995).

Series I, Los Angeles Water Supply, contains materials focusing on water sources and water systems for Los Angeles County. This includes material on the Owens Valley, Mono Lake, and the State Water Project. The series consists of articles, reports, pamphlets, maps, presentation materials, advertisements, correspondence, photographs, and other materials documenting Georgeson’s involvement with Southern California water issues and legislation. The series has been divided into four subseries: From Existing Sources (1960-2006), Owens Valley and Mono Lake (1924-1993), California State Water Project (1948-2009), and Newspaper Clippings (1972-1989), all of which are filed alphabetically, with the exception of Newspaper Clippings which is filed chronologically.

Series II, International Water Policy Files, documents Georgeson's work as a water consultant in foreign countries. Additionally, it contains reports and guides for different water infrastructure and their corresponding locations, as well as materials he collected in preparation for and during his travels as he reviewed international water systems. The series includes booklets, maps, photographs, flyers, reports, correspondence and other documentation regarding global water systems and policies. Materials are filed alphabetically.

Series III, Conferences and Professional Associations, documents the special issues and topics pertaining the water systems and legislation in which Georgeson was involved. It includes documentation regarding the different professional associations Georgeson belonged to, as well as the different water and water systems conferences he attended. This series documents Georgeson's extensive involvement with water special interest groups including, the American Water Works Association, the Colorado River Association and the Aqueduct Association. This series contains photographs, correspondence, minutes, flyers, reports, booklets, and articles regarding Georgeson's outside involvement with water current events. The materials are filed alphabetically.

Series IV, Personal Files, documents the personal details of Georgeson's life and career as he advanced professionally and became an authority in his field. This series includes his personnel folder with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and documents his achievements and correspondence with influential professionals and staff members. It includes correspondence, photographs, plaques, certificates, and articles pertaining to Georgeson's accomplishments and is filed alphabetically.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Duane Georgeson

Original/Copies Note: Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the Water Works project. For more information please see http://digital-library.csun.edu/.

Related Materials: Cataloged materials from this collection are available in the Library Catalog.

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Sara Pacheco, 2013


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[Series I: Los Angeles Water Supply, 1924-2009]
[Series II: International Water Policy Files, 1978-1997]
[Series III: Conferences and Professional Associations, 1970-2009]
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Series I: Los Angeles Water Supply, 1924-2009Save to your list.
Subseries A: From Existing Sources, 1960-2006Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Aqueduct Division Schedule of Operations, 1986-1989Save to your list.
Folder 2: Aqueduct Operations, 1989-1990Save to your list.
Folder 3: Aqueduct Reports, Photos and PublicationsSave to your list.
Folder 4: Briefing Notes for Proposed Rate Increase, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 5: California Municipal Utilities Association Water Rate Survey, 2006Save to your list.
Folder 6: City of Glendale (Public Service Division), Annual Report, 1991-1992Save to your list.
Folder 7: City of Los Angeles: Board of Water and Power Commissioners, 1969-1973Save to your list.
Folder 8: City of Los Angeles: Board of Water and Power, 1977-1980Save to your list.
Folder 9: City of Tucson: Historical Average of Services and Usage, 1978-1987Save to your list.
Folder 10: Confidential Memorandum on Safe Yield of San Fernando Basin, 1960Save to your list.
Folder 11: Daily and Monthly Sewer Flows, 1989Save to your list.
Folder 12: Department of Water and Power, Annual Report, 1989-1991Save to your list.
Folder 13: Department of Water and Power, Annual Report, 1999-2000Save to your list.
Folder 14: Department of Water and Power, Water Works Reserve Bonds, Issue of 1987Save to your list.
Folder 15: Department of Water and Power Telephone Directory, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 16: Drafts and Fragments of Water ReportsSave to your list.
Folder 17: Earthquake: preliminary report, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 18: Earthquake: preliminary report, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 19: Earthquake: correspondence and reports, 1971-1972Save to your list.
Folder 20: Earthquake: correspondence and reports, 1971-1972Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Earthquake Emergency Report, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 2: Earthquake, Fire and the Van Norman Dam Evacuation, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 3: Earthquake Impact on Dams, 1970-1972Save to your list.
Folder 4: Earthquake Impact on Dams: photographs and cards, 1970-1972Save to your list.
Folder 5: Earthquake: Los Angeles Reservoir and Water Supply Disaster Relief, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 6: Earthquake: Los Angeles Reservoir and Water Supply Disaster Relief, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 7: Earthquake: Los Angeles Reservoir and Water Supply Disaster Relief, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 8: Earthquake: Lower San Fernando Dam Slope Stability Analysis, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 9: Effect of February 1971 Earthquake: report, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 10: Emergency Water Conservation Plan, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 11: Energy Services: Department of Water and Power, Report and Financial Statement, 2001Save to your list.
Folder 12: "From a Directors Note-books": excerpt and correspondence, 1969-1993Save to your list.
Folder 13: Finance and Accounting System Report, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 14: Groundwater and Surface Water in Southern California, 2000Save to your list.
Folder 15: Groundwater Pumping and Spreading Plan, 2002-2007, 2003Save to your list.
Folder 16: Hyperion Historical System Flaws: fact sheet, 1971-1988Save to your list.
Folder 17: Information about Proposed Changes in Water Rates, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 18: Irrigation Water Consumption in 100CF Billing UnitsSave to your list.
Folder 19: Kanouse, Edgar L.: Taxes and Revenue for Department of Water and Power, correspondence, 1986Save to your list.
Folder 20: Local Water Use in Fiscal Year, 1988-1989Save to your list.
Folder 21: Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board: correspondence, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 22: Los Angeles Scroll, 1989Save to your list.
Folder 23: Los Angeles Water Supply: an update, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 24: "Managing Water to Promote Conservation," Roundtable Journal AWWA, 1986Save to your list.
Folder 25: "Medium Frequency Plants by BCC: A Success Story", 1987Save to your list.
Folder 26: Metropolitan Water District: 75th Anniversary Photobook (reproduction) and Commemorative Magazine, 2003Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: Metropolitan Water District: political paperwork and correspondenceSave to your list.
Folder 2: Metropolitan Water District Preferential Rights: reports and correspondence, 1984-1999, 2005Save to your list.
Folder 3: Metropolitan Water District: revenues and expenses, 1989-1994Save to your list.
Folder 4: Plan to Protect Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley Groundwater, presentation, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 5: Proposed Aqueduct Operations, 1989-1990Save to your list.
Folder 6: Proposed Public Water Supply for New York City and Westchester CountySave to your list.
Folder 7: Proposed Water Rate Increase, Financial documents, 1989Save to your list.
Folder 8: Receipts and Expenditures: Water Revenue Fund, 1993Save to your list.
Folder 9: Report on Los Angeles: National Board of Fire Underwriters, File No.122, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 10: Reservoir Storage Graphs, 1976-1977, 1987Save to your list.
Folder 11: Salary InformationSave to your list.
Folder 12: San Francisco Water and Power: booklet and map, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 13: Sewer Flows vs. Water Demands: graphs, 1984-1989Save to your list.
Folder 14: Statistical Report for Fiscal Years, 1962-1971Save to your list.
Folder 15: Supply and Demand Schedule Estimated, 1989-1990Save to your list.
Folder 16: Water Consumption, 1987-1988Save to your list.
Folder 17: Water Politics: clippings, photographs, and documentsSave to your list.
Folder 18: Water Politics: clippings, photographs, and documentsSave to your list.
Folder 19: Water and Power Commissioners Survey of Department of Water and Power: overview, 1989Save to your list.
Folder 21: Water Rates fixed by Department of Water and Power, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 22: Water Resource: reports and correspondence, 1978-1982Save to your list.
Folder 23: Water Resources: management presentation, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 24: Water System Charge: graph, 1986-1992Save to your list.
Folder 25: Water System Financial Forecast, 1971, 1976-1986Save to your list.
Folder 26: Water System Report: San Fernando Valley Master Plan for Water Supply, 1964Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Folder 1: Water Treatment Report, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 2: Water Use: Supply and Major Storage Reservoir Operations, Runoff Years, 1971-1990, 1989Save to your list.
Folder 3: Water Systems Report: Master Plan for Water Supply, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 4: Water Treatment Unit: monthly report, 1996Save to your list.
Folder 5: Watermaster Service in Upper Los Angeles River, 2004Save to your list.
Box 14Save to your list.
Folder 1: San Francisco Water Before and After 1906 Earthquake, 1972Save to your list.
Subseries B: Owens Valley and Mono Lake, 1924-1993Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Folder 6: Efforts vs. Mono Lake Stabilization LevelSave to your list.
Folder 7: Georgeson, Duane L. "Operations in Mono Basin", 1978Save to your list.
Folder 8: Georgeson, Duane L.: statements regarding operations in the Mono Basin, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 9: Inyo and Mono Counties Report on Water Situation, 1931Save to your list.
Folder 10: Kahrl William L. "The Politics of California Water." California Historical QuarterlySave to your list.
Folder 11: Kahrl, William L. "Water and Power": excerpt, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 12: Memo and correspondence, 1986Save to your list.
Folder 13: Minimum lake levels, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 14: Mono Basin Booklet: Department of Water and Power, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 15: National Audubon Society vs. The Superior Court of Alpine County, 1983Save to your list.
Folder 16: Owens River at Keeler Bridge, 1989Save to your list.
Folder 17: Owens Valley Groundwater Litigation, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 18: Owens Valley Newsletter "Where the Trail of the Wrecker Runs" (reprint)Save to your list.
Folder 19: Quinn, Tom: testimony, 1993Save to your list.
Folder 20: Runoff, Charts and graphs, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 21: Selected Articles and ClippingsSave to your list.
Folder 22: Selected Articles and ClippingsSave to your list.
Folder 23: Stan Jones Boating and Exploring MapSave to your list.
Folder 24: "The Troubled Waters of Mono Lake," National Geographic (copy) Vol. 160, No. 4, 1981Save to your list.
Box 5Save to your list.
Folder 1: Water Supply for Los Angeles from Owens Valley and Mono Basin: report, 1924Save to your list.
Box 14Save to your list.
Folder 2: Bumper Sticker and Calendars, 1991-1993Save to your list.
Folder 3: "Owens Valley Parched Oasis," National Geographic, draft, 1975 August 22Save to your list.
Subseries C: California State Water Project, 1948-2009Save to your list.
Box 5Save to your list.
Folder 2: A Plan to Transport Surplus Water: booklet, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 3: Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation v. State of California Water and Power, 2008Save to your list.
Folder 4: Analyses of Water Delivery Contract between State of California and Metropolitan Water District, 1961Save to your list.
Folder 5: Analyses of Water Delivery Contract between State of California and Metropolitan Water District, 1961Save to your list.
Folder 6: Annual Progress Report to Legislature, 2004Save to your list.
Folder 7: Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife: hearing, 2009Save to your list.
Folder 8: Asset Purchase Plan ScreeningSave to your list.
Folder 9: Bay-Delta Draft Pollutant Policy Document, 1989Save to your list.
Folder 10: Bolsa Island Nuclear Power and Desalting Plant AgreementsSave to your list.
Folder 11: Cain Ranch Guest House, 1948-1970Save to your list.
Folder 12: CalFed Bay Delta Program: Training Report, 2001Save to your list.
Folder 13: California Cooperative Water Surveys and Water Forecast Update, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 14: Castaic Lake Contract Amendments, 2000Save to your list.
Folder 15: Central Valley Project, 2011Save to your list.
Folder 16: Central Valley Project: Reform Legislation, 1992Save to your list.
Folder 17: Central Valley Project: Water System Revenue Boards, 1998Save to your list.
Folder 18: Coachella Valley Water District Annual Review, 1990-1991Save to your list.
Folder 19: Costs of Supplemental WaterSave to your list.
Folder 20: Delta Water Rates, 1994, 1999, 2000Save to your list.
Folder 21: George, Duane L.: statement regarding water and power resources, 1987Save to your list.
Folder 22: "Hill Irate Over Corps-Budget," Engineering News Record, 1998Save to your list.
Box 6Save to your list.
Folder 1: Inyo County: articles and correspondence, 1977-1988Save to your list.
Folder 2: Inyo County: documents and reports, 1977-1988Save to your list.
Folder 3: Kahrl, William (Bill): Water and Power, Chapter 8 with notes from Duane L. GeorgesonSave to your list.
Folder 4: Kahrl, William (Bill): Water and Power, Chapter 8, with notes from Duane L. GeorgesonSave to your list.
Folder 5: Kern Water Bank Water ProjectSave to your list.
Folder 6: Los Angeles Water and Energy Resource Needs: a presentation, booklet and badge, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 7: Metropolitan Water District Board Workshop: State Water Project, 2009 April 28Save to your list.
Folder 8: Metropolitan Water District and Department of Water and Power Contract (A-L), 2005Save to your list.
Folder 9: Metropolitan Water District and Department of Water and Power Contract (M-Z) with appendix, 2005Save to your list.
Folder 10: Monterey Amendment  (No.25) to Metropolitan Water District and Department of Water and Power, 1995Save to your list.
Folder 11: Monterey Contract Amendment, Section 2, 1999Save to your list.
Folder 12: New Water Plan for Southern California, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 13: Northern California Power Agency: Financial Advisory Presentation, 2009Save to your list.
Box 7Save to your list.
Folder 1: Off Aqueduct Power Facilities: correspondence and reports, 1985, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 2: Oroville Facilities: documents and booklets, [1994]Save to your list.
Folder 3: Possible Blueprint for Southern California Water Supply, [1985]Save to your list.
Folder 4: Reservoir Storage Report, February 1990Save to your list.
Folder 5: Runoff and Shortages Bar Graph, 1976-1977, 1987Save to your list.
Folder 6: Sacramento Water Resources NotesSave to your list.
Folder 7: San Bernardino v. Metropolitan Water District Settlement Conference Notes, 1999 October 31Save to your list.
Folder 8: San Diego Water Authority: correspondence, 1983-1984Save to your list.
Folder 9: San Diego County Water Authority: Historical Perspective Presentation, June 2000Save to your list.
Folder 10: Shortages in State Water Project, 1982 September 10Save to your list.
Folder 11: Senate Bill No. 1445: three booklets, [1984]Save to your list.
Folder 12: Snake Colorado Project: booklet, October 1963Save to your list.
Folder 13: Southern Water Committee: information packetSave to your list.
Folder 14: State Water Contractors: roster and membership information, 1998 October 14Save to your list.
Folder 15: State Water Project Order for 1990, 1989 September 1Save to your list.
Folder 16: State Water Project: presentation and CD, 2000 June 15Save to your list.
Folder 17: State Water Project Water Delivery Risk Analysis for 1990, 1989 December 27Save to your list.
Folder 18: Statement of Principles: Contractors and Department of Water Resource, 1999 December 9Save to your list.
Folder 19: Taxes and Preferential Right, 1989, 1998Save to your list.
Folder 20: Transitional Water Program: Phase 2 Amendments, June 2000Save to your list.
Folder 21: Water Atlas Project: correspondence and reports, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 22: Water Deliveries: Mid-Pacific Region ProjectsSave to your list.
Folder 23: Water Resources Task Force Report, May 1967Save to your list.
Folder 24: Water Resources Task Force: minutes, correspondence and press release, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 25: Water Service Contract: documentation, 1993-1994Save to your list.
Folder 26: Water Supply Reports, 1990-1991Save to your list.
Folder 27: Water Supply Reports, 1990-1991Save to your list.
Folder 28: Wodraska, John: Address to Water Policy Committee regarding San Diego, 1995 July 13Save to your list.
Box 13Save to your list.
Folder 1: San Francisco Water and Power Booklet and Map, September 1967Save to your list.
Box 14Save to your list.
Folder 4: Presentation Materials, 1980Save to your list.
Subseries D: News Clippings, 1972-1989Save to your list.
Box 8Save to your list.
Folder 1: UndatedSave to your list.
Folder 2: 1972-1978Save to your list.
Folder 3: 1974-1978Save to your list.
Folder 4: 1979Save to your list.
Folder 5: 1980Save to your list.
Folder 6: 1981Save to your list.
Folder 7: 1981Save to your list.
Folder 8: 1982Save to your list.
Folder 9: 1983Save to your list.
Folder 10: 1986-1988Save to your list.
Folder 11: 1984-1985Save to your list.
Folder 12: 1989Save to your list.
Box 13Save to your list.
Folder 2: 1984-1985Save to your list.
Folder 3: 1989Save to your list.

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[Series I: Los Angeles Water Supply, 1924-2009]
[Series II: International Water Policy Files, 1978-1997]
[Series III: Conferences and Professional Associations, 1970-2009]
[Series IV: Personal Files, 1966-1995],
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