The Colorado River Board of California was created by legislation in 1937 (Chapter 838). The records of the Board consist
of two series: Office Files (1949-1953), which document the activities and functions of the Board, and Newspaper Clippings
(1960-1966), which highlight significant news stories pertaining to actions of the Board and to Colorado River water rights
and access issues.
The Colorado River Board of California was created in 1937 (Chapter 838) to protect the rights and interests of the State
of California, its agencies and citizens, in and to the waters of the Colorado River system. The maximum use of Colorado River
water is essential to the development of nearly one million acres of agricultural land in the Palo Verde, Imperial and Coachella
valleys, and to the domestic, industrial, and municipal water supply for the metropolitan areas of coastal southern California.
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