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Lower Colorado Region Archived Reports



On-Line Brochures
Hoover Dam
Describes Hoover Dam and its impacts on the growth and development of the Southwest.


Davis Dam
Offers an overview of Davis Dam and Powerplant that provides power, flood control, and recreation and wildlife habitat.


Parker Dam
An overview of Parker Dam, a structure that provides storage for water pumped into the Central Arizona Project and Colorado River Aqueduct as well as power and fish and wildlife and recreational habitat.


Hoover Dam/Colorado River Facts
Frequently asked questions and answers on Hoover Dam and its impact on the Colorado River.


Hoover Dam Sculptures (PDF, 2.8 MB)
Information on the Art Deco features of Hoover Dam, told in the sculptor's own words.


Endangered Razorback Sucker Program
Describes multi-agency efforts to revive dwindling razorback sucker populations in the lower Colorado River.



Brochures to Order

The following publications are not available in an electronic format but can be ordered at no cost
from the Bureau of Reclamation by e-mailing your name and address to cdwyer@usbr.gov.


Yuma Desalting Plant: Technology in Action
An overview of the facility's mission and operations to help meet water quality requirements for Colorado River water flows to Mexico.


Central Arizona Project: The Physical System
Describes the history, development and facilities of the Central Arizona Project, a 336-mile long aqueduct that brings Colorado River water to farms and cities in central and southern Arizona.


Bureau of Reclamation Recreation Areas
A map of over 300 recreation areas on Reclamation project lands in the 17 Western states and the recreational opportunities available at each.




Digital Libraries Related to Reclamation Projects, Hoover Dam
and the Colorado River

Archive.org - Contains most archived copies of "Reclamation Record" and "Reclamation Era", monthly publications produced by the Bureau of Reclamation between 1921 and 1968, and a variety of other Reclamation-produced media.
Colorado Plateau Digital Archives - Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
Colorado River/Central Arizona Project Collection - Arizona State University, Tempe
Digital Collections - University of Arizona, Tucson
Hoover Dam - Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
Hoover Dam - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Hoover Dam: Lonely Lands Made Fruitful - University of Virginia American Studies Program
Informedia/Open Video Project (video clips) - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Las Vegas and Water in the West - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mountain West Digital Library - University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Water Resources Archive - Colorado State University Libraries
Water Resources Center Archive - University of California, Riverside
Western Waters Digital Library - Greater Western Library Alliance

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