Central Utah Project: Capturing Utah's share of the Colorado River, 2012-2013  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Williams, Randy, 1961-
Title
Central Utah Project: Capturing Utah's share of the Colorado River
Dates
2012-2013 (inclusive)
Quantity
71 interviews born digital, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
USU_Folk Coll 56
Summary
In this digital collection of 71 interviews (with 74 people), stakeholders from the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Central Utah Project Completion Act, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Ute Nation, join with Utah water users, members of the environmental community and Utah’s political establishment to tell the complex and oftentimes controversial story of the Central Utah Project.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The Central Utah Project captures the excess flow of the Duchesne River and its tributaries in the Colorado River Basin of eastern Utah and transfers it to the Wasatch Front through a trans-mountain diversion consisting of pipelines, tunnels and reservoirs. Originally under the purview of the Bureau of Reclamation, Congress transferred authority to complete the project to the Central Utah Water Conservancy District when it passed the unprecedented Central Utah Project Completion Act (P.L. 102-575) on 30 October 1992, which created the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission to assure environmental compliance. As a result of this legislation the Interior Department created the Central Utah Project Completion Act office for oversight.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

In this digital collection of 71 oral histories (with 74 people), stakeholders from the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Central Utah Project Completion Act, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Ute Nation, join with Utah water users, members of the environmental community and Utah’s political establishment to tell the complex and oftentimes controversial story of the Central Utah Project.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Central Utah Project must be obtained from the Curator of the Fife Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: USU_FOLK COLL 56; Central Utah Project; Fife Folklore Archives, Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations: USU_FOLK COLL 56, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I: Oral HistoriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Sub-Series 1: Digital Collection
2012-2013
Includes: image of the interviewee, audio file of the interview in MP3, and a transcription of the interview.
Sub-series 2: Interview audio compact discs (.wav file)
Box CD
1 1
Aitken, Gary
2012 July 7
1 2
Barrett, Bruce
2012 July 7
1 3
Barrett, Cliff
2013 May 8
1 4
Baxter, Lee
2012 September 24
1 5
Beard, Daniel
2013 July 10
1 6
Bennett, Robert
2013 May 10
1 7
Brailsford, Randy
2012 September 11
1 8
Brown, R. Don
2012 September 24
1 9
Bruton, Tom
2012 June 25
1 10
Carpenter, Carl
2013 June 10
1 11
Carpenter, Kirt
2012 August 18
1 12
Chimboras, Philip and Poowegup, Francis
2012 September 12
1 13
Christensen, Kirk
2012 August 9
1 14
Christiansen, Don
2012 September 25
1 15
Clark, Elwood
2012 August 6
1 16
Clyde, Steve
2012 September 25
1 17
Conrad, David
2013 August 27
1 18
Cox, David
2012 September 11
1 19
Cuch, Irene and Jeremy Patterson
2012 September 12
1 20
Davis, Michael
2012 August 8
1 21
Devy, Daryl
2012 September 24
1 22
Draney, Shawn
2012 July 10
1 23
Faust, Marcus
2013 April 5
1 24
Finlinson, Christine
2012 August 6
1 25
Garn, E. Jake
2013 May 30
1 26
Garrett, Roscoe
2012 September 11
1 27
Gold, Rick
2012 July 10
1 28
Hansen, James
2013 May 30
1 29
Hansen, Lynn
2012 June 22
1 30
Hansen, Michael
2012 July 12
1 31
Hansen, Roger
2012 September 24
1 32
Harrison, Rock
2012 June 25
1 33
Hayes, Lillian
2012 July 12
1 34
Henrie, Jay
2012 July 11
1 35
Hicken, Claude
2012 August 6
1 36
Hilbert, Robert
2012 August 6
1 37
Holden, Mark
2012 July 10
1 38
Hooper, Keith
2012 June 25
1 39
Hunting, John
2012 June 26
1 40
Ivie, Linda
2012 June 25
1 41
Johnston, Ron: interview 1
2012 July 12
1 42
Johnston, Ron: interview 2
2012 September 11
1 43
Lanich, Steve
2013 August 15
1 44
Lingwall, Randy
2012 October 15
1 45
Maxwell, James
2012 October 15
1 46
McPherson, Paul
2012 August 7
1 47
McQuivey, Lee
2012 July 12
1 48
Mendenhall, John
2012 August 7
1 49
Mensel, Darrell
2012 August 6
1 50
Mortensen, Keith
2012 August 8
1 51
Murray, Reed
2012 August 7
1 19
Patterson, Jeremy and Irene Cuch (housed under Cuch)
2012 September 12
1 52
Peatross, Bruce
2012 June 25
1 53
Peatross, Kent
2012 August 9
1 54
Peterson, Warren and Michael Styler
2012 September 10
2 1
Pitcher, David
2012 October 15
2 2
Pledger, Curt
2012 September 25
1 12
Poowegup, Frances and Philip Chimboras (housed under Chimboras)
2012 September 12
Pullan, Wayne: no CD--Mr. Pullen answered questions online
2012 October 2
Box CD
2 3
Rasmussen, Dave
2012 June 26
2 4
Reimherr, Dr. Frederick W.
2012 July 10
2 5
Roberts, Stan
2013 June 27
2 6
Sersland, Harold
2012 August 18
2 7
Shawcroft, Gene
2012 September 25
2 8
Smith, Tod
2013 May 9
2 9
Snow, Gawain
2012 June 26
1 54
Styler, Michael and Warren Peterson (housed under Peterson)
2012 September 10
2 10
Swanson, Ralph
2012 July 11
2 11
Talbot, Sheldon
2012 August 7
2 12
Tullis, Rich
2012 September 24
2 13
Weland, Mike
2012 July 10
2 14
Wimmer, Lee
2012 September 25
2 15
Winterton, Carolyn and Lynne Winterton
2012 August 8
2 15
Winterton, Lynne and Carolyn Winterton (housed under C. Winterton)
2012 August 8
2 16
Workman, Kevin
2012 August 9

Series II: Associated Materials, 2012-2013Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Item 1: Strawberry Water Users Association
Materials: 1 CD
Donated by Gary Aitkin, 11 July 2012.
undated
1 2
Item 1: Central Utah Water Conservancy District Facility Data Book
Materials: booklet
Includes notes in front map by Randy Williams.
2010 September
1 3
Item 1: The Central Utah Project Completion Act (CUPCA): A 1997 Reassessment from an Environmental Perspective
Materials: Greenpaper Draft #2
Donated by Darrell Mensel, 6 August 2012.
1997
1 4
Item 1: James J. Maxwell Resume
Resume
Donated by James Maxwell, 15 October 2012.
undated
1 4
Item 2: Photograph of workers, inspectors, etc., inside the Syar Tunnel
Photograph
Donated by James Maxwell, 15 October 2012.
undated
1 5
Item 1: Photocopies of photographs of Central Utah Project features.
Page 1: a. Starvation Spill, 2005, 145 cfs; b. Starvation Spill, 2012; c. Upper Stillwater Spill, 2011; d. Knight Diversion, 1 July 2011, highest flow on record: 4,287 cfs.
Page 2: a. Starvation sunrise, undated; b. Hades Diversion, undated; c. Red Butte, undated; d. Big Sand Wash enlargement, undated
Page 3: a. Hades failure, 8 July 2011; b. Upper Stillwater right abutment: Kevin Workman and Bill Peatross, high scaling to clean rock off benches of Upper Stillwater right abutment. Trail below leads to High Uintas, undated; c. Lewis Daniels taking reading on piezometer on Currant Creek Dam, undated; d. Kevin Workman, Upper Stillwater R abutment, undated
Page 4: a. Operations and Maintenance Staff, 2012; b. Tom Bruton probing drains, undated; c. Bruce Peatross cleaning rocks from stiling basin at Open Channel #2 (The Ladders, Hwy 40), undated; d) Kalvin Killian, taking instrumentation reading at Solider Creek Dam, including snowmobiles used to get to Soldier Creek Dam in the winter months, undated.
Page 5: a. Jordanelle snow removal, undated; b. Utah Lake, undated; c. Operations and Maintenance Staff, 2009; d. North Fork, undated.
Page 6: a. Rock Harrison at Soldier Creek lower left outlet tunnel, undated; b. Soldier Creek Right Tunnel; c. Bruce Peatross installing equipment at Strawberry River below Soldier Creek Dam, undated; d. Survey of Soldier Creek Dam. Survey of Soldier Creek, Currant Creek and Starvation Dam every six years to check for movement, undated.
Donated by Linda Ivie, June 2012.
various and undated
1 6
Item 1: side a. Letter to Senator Peterson from Lillian and Keith Hayes; side b. Information submitted to Bureau of Reclamation by Lillian Hayes, undated.
Letter
Donated by Lillian Hayes, 12 July 2012.
1992 January 6
1 6
Item 2: Letter to Mr. Crandall from Lillian Hayes regarding Central Utah Project.
Letter
Donated by Lillian Hayes, 12 September 2012.
1973 September 4
1 6
Item 3: "Grassroots Activism in Utah Valley," a talk given by Lillian Hayes at Utah Valley State College.
Talk transcript
Donated by Lillian Hayes, 12 September 2012.
2001 April 6
1 6
Item 4: "Standing up to Creamer and Noble: Development at all costs," by Barry Scholl, from Catalyst
Article
Donated by Lillian Hayes, 12 September 2012.
1993 November
1 6
Item 5: Copy of photographs (10) by Lillian Hayes of Benjamin Slough dredging, 26 January 1995.
Photographs
Donated by Lillian Hayes, 12 September 2012.
1995 January 29
1 7
Item 1: Roger Hansen answers to CUP oral history questions.
Interview Questions
Donated by Roger Hansen, 24 September 2012.
2012 September 24
1 8
Item 1: Daniel P. Beard resume
Resume
Donated by Daniel Beard, 10 July 2013.
2010

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