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Plans and Profiles of Oregon Rivers, 1923-1971

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Title
Plans and Profiles of Oregon Rivers
Dates
1923-1971 (inclusive)
1926-1959 (bulk)
Quantity
1.25 cubic feet, including 215 maps, (1 oversize box)
Collection Number
MAPS RiverPlans
Summary
The Plans and Profiles of Oregon Rivers consist of detailed maps and profiles of rivers and streams, dam sites, and reservoirs, primarily in Oregon. The collection also includes some rivers in the bordering states of Washington, Idaho, and California.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Plans and Profiles of Oregon Rivers consist of maps prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey documenting surveys of rivers and streams. The bulk of the collection (181 sheets) is comprised of river plans and profiles; the remainder of the collection (34 sheets) is dam site and reservoir plans. The plans depict topography adjacent to the river or stream, typically to an elevation high enough above the water surface to include the area of proposed reservoir sites, possible canals or conduits, or other structures related to water utilization. The profiles depict the elevation of the stream surface over a given reach of the waterway. The maps include general location maps and depict notable features such as roads, railroads, and landmarks. Some of the dam site and reservoir plans include topographic cross sections of the stream or river at the dam site. Information about the area and capacity of the reservoir are also included on many of these sheets.

The collection documents primarily rivers in Oregon; however, rivers and streams in bordering regions of Washington, Idaho, and California that are part of the Columbia, Snake, or Klamath drainages are also part of the collection. Maps of the major tributaries of the Willamette River, including the North and South Santiam and McKenzie Rivers are included. Many coastal rivers, such as the Nehalem, Nestucca, Siletz, Siuslaw, Trask, Umpqua, and Wilson Rivers are also depicted in the collection.

The plans range in scale from 1:2,400 to 1:31,680; most are at a scale of 1:4,800. Contour intervals are 10 or 20 feet on land and 1 to 15 feet on water.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Plans and Profiles of Oregon Rivers (MAPS RiverPlans), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  River Plans and Profiles, 1923-1969Return to Top

181 sheets

Series I consists of plans depicting topography near rivers and profiles showing the change in elevation with distance over a given reach of the waterway.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Applegate River
4 sheets
In California and Oregon.
1950
1
Chewaucan River
3 sheets
1938
1
Columbia River
11 sheets
In Washington.
1948
1
Cow Creek
1940
1
Crooked River
3 sheets
1926
1
Deep Creek and Camas Creek
4 sheets
1939
1
Donner und Blitzen River
1961
1
Evans Creek
2 sheets
1938
1
Grande Ronde River
7 sheets
In Washington and Oregon.
1934
1
Hood River
4 sheets
1939
1
Jumpoff Joe Creek
1937
1
Kalama River
2 sheets
In Washington.
1960
1
Klamath River
34 sheets
In California and Oregon.
1926-1957
1
Little Butte Creek
3 sheets
1938
1
Luckiamute River
1938
1
McKenzie River
6 sheets
1926
1
Middle Fork of Willamette River
2 sheets
1927
1
Nehalem River
7 sheets
1938
1
Nestucca River
4 sheets
1955-1969
1
North Santiam River
2 sheets
1944
1
Rogue River
14 sheets
1955
1
Sandy River
2 sheets
1927
1
Separation Creek
1928
1
Siletz River
3 sheets
1926
1
Silvies River
3 sheets
1959-1962
1
Snake River
22 sheets
In Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming.
1923-1932
1
South Fork of Coos River
2 sheets
1955
1
South Fork of Coquille River
2 sheets
1926
1
South Santiam River
5 sheets
1938
1
South Umpqua River
3 sheets
1938
1
South Yamhill River
2 sheets
1938
1
Trask River
1955
1
Umpqua River
9 sheets
1926
1
Walla Walla River
4 sheets
1932
1
White River
3 sheets
1933
1
Wilson River
3 sheets
1955

Series II:  Dam Site and Reservoir Plans, 1937-1971Return to Top

34 sheets

Series II consists of maps of dam sites and reservoirs; some sheets include topographic cross sections of the stream or river at the dam site. The area (in acres) of the reservoir and capacity in acre-feet are provided in tabular and or graphic form on many sheets.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Blanca Lake and Troublesome Creek
In Washington.
1971
1
Bradley Creek
1962
1
Catherine Creek
1955
1
Coweman River
In Washington.
1962
1
Coverdale Reservoir
On Imnaha River.
1960
1
Fishhawk Creek
1957
1
Gales Creek
1937
1
Grave Creek
1938
1
Green River
In Washington.
1963
1
Indian Creek
1962
1
Kiger Creek
1965
1
Lookout Point
3 sheets
On Middle Fork Willamette River.
1937
1
Miscellaneous Dam Sites on Coastal Streams
2 sheets
Include sites on the Nehalem, Alsea, and Siuslaw Rivers; Lake Creek; and the Chetco, Sixes, Pistol, and Millicoma Rivers on the south coast.
1957-1959
1
Mosby Creek
1971
1
Paterson Ridge
In Washington.
1970
1
Rondowa
2 sheets
1948
1
Siletz River and West Olalla Creek
1960
1
Siuslaw River
2 sheets
1964
1
Smith River
3 sheets
In California and Oregon.
1958-1960
1
Squaw Creek
1969
1
Trask and McKenzie Rivers
1960
1
Umatilla River
3 sheets
1938
1
Walker Creek and Wiley Creek
1971
1
Wallowa and Lostine Rivers
1959
1
Willamina Creek
1937