Fryingpan-Arkansas Project collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains two archival boxes containing press releases, pamphlets and brochures, notes and correspondence, project documentation, legislative papers, and newspaper clippings are included.
- 1947-01-01 - 1962-12-31
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Biographical / Historical
The Fryingpan-Arkansas Project was a water diversion project from the Western Slope of Colorado to the Eastern Slope. The first talks about a potential water diversion project began in 1947 as the Western Slope had a surplus of water and the Eastern Slope a deficit. As the project moved through the government for approval, it faced fierce opposition from Western Colorado and the state of California. In 1962 the project was authorized by President John F. Kennedy, culminating in a visit by him to Pueblo. The Fryingpan-Arkansas Project diverts an average of 52,000 acre feet of water per year.
1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
- Colorado Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Frying Pan River (Colo.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Fryingpan-Arkansas Project (U.S.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Pueblo (Colo.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Water-Supply Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Blake Hatton
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