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Fryingpan-Arkansas Project collection

Identifier: PCCLD-MSS-012

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

Conditions Governing Access

No special considerations for access.

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


Blake Hatton
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Repository Details

Part of the Pueblo City-County Library District Special Collections Repository

100 E Abriendo Ave
Pueblo Colorado 80910-2147 United States