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Feather River Project Association Collection

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Feather River Project Association

California Water Resources Association



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Collection Overview

Title: Feather River Project Association Collection, 1955-1974Save to your list.

ID: URB/FRPA

Primary Creator: Feather River Project Association (1955-)

Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Feather River Project Association, 1955-1966

Series II: California Water Resources Association, 1966-1974

Date Acquired: 00/00/1988

Subjects: California State Water Project, California Water Resources Association, Feather River Project Association, Feather River Project Association - Archives, Water Project Authority of the State of California, Water resources development - California, Water supply - California

Forms of Material: Paper records, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

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.

Biographical Note

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.

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 main foci of FRPA activities were two-fold: first, the association would collect and develop research material and independent studies concerning all aspects of The California Water Plan, especially in those areas pertaining to the proposed Feather River Project; and second, the FRPA would disseminate those findings that stressed the urgent need to fund and implement actions that further developed the California Water Plan.

Membership in FRPA was open to all who were interested in the development of water resources. In 1956, the Association consisted of several county and city agencies, local water associations, and private organizations and individuals concerned with the future of California's water sources. By 1962, the FRPA had a mailing list of 6,950 that were receiving monthly reports through the Association's newsletters. Monthly meetings were scheduled throughout the state for FRPA members, which kept them fully informed on current legislation before the state assembly and senate that could affect the State Water Project. FRPA actively sought political support, recommended policies and passed several resolutions on issues such as the Water Bond Act, San Luis Dam and Reservoir Project, and South Bay Aqueduct. FRPA also developed procedures for the settlement of contract negotiations between water owners and water recipients.

During the mid-1960s FRPA promoted the establishment of a Water Resources Research Center in the State Legislature (Senate Bill 2). Reflecting the expansion in statewide water projects, conferences and membership, FRPA voted to change its name to the California Water Resources Association. The name change took effect on December 9, 1966 and the organization is still in existence today.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Feather River Project Association Collection (FRPA) contains annual reports; articles of incorporation, board of directors' agendas and minutes, conference agendas, minutes and statements, contracts, correspondence, financial statements, membership applications and lists, legislative circulars, newsletters, position reports and statements, published reports, and resolutions. 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. The collection has been filed in two series: Feather River Project Association (1955-1966) and California Water Resources Association (1966-1974).

Series I, Feather River Project Association, contains the administrative files of the Feather River Project Association as gathered by one of its organizational members, the City of Burbank. The files include annual reports, articles of incorporation, board of director agendas and minutes, conference notices and statements, correspondence, financial statements, legislative circulars, membership lists, newsletters, position reports and statements and resolutions. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Series II, California Water Resources Association, continues the documentation of the association's activities after 1966 when FRPA changed its name to the California Water Resources Association (CSRA), reflecting its statewide membership. The files include board of director agendas and minutes, conference agendas, correspondence, newsletters, and resolutions. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Subject/Index Terms

California State Water Project
California Water Resources Association
Feather River Project Association
Feather River Project Association - Archives
Water Project Authority of the State of California
Water resources development - California
Water supply - California

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 is in the public domain. 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: City of Burbank

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 https://digital-library.csun.edu/.

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

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall, May 1989

Finding Aid Revision History:

Autumn Hayner, 2011

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


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Series II: California Water Resources Association, 1966-1974Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 6: Board Of Directors: Agendas, Minutes, and Notices, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 7: Board Of Directors: Agendas and Notices, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 8: Board Of Directors: Agendas and Notices, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 9: Board Of Directors: Agendas and Notices, 1970Save to your list.
Folder 10: California Water Commission: Hearing Agendas, Notices, 1967-1968Save to your list.
Folder 11: Correspondence: General, 1967Save to your list.
Folder 12: Correspondence: General, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 13: Correspondence: General, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 14: Correspondence: General, 1970-1973Save to your list.
Folder 15: Correspondence: General, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 16: Newsletters: CWRA, 1966-1967Save to your list.
Folder 17: Newsletters: CWRA, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 18: Newsletters: CWRA, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 19: Newsletters: CWRA, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 20: News Releases, 1967-1968Save to your list.
Folder 21: News Releases, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 22: Resolutions: CWRA, 1967-1974Save to your list.

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