Inventory of the Harry Barnes Papers, 1872-1963 (bulk 1920-1960)

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Inventory of the Harry Barnes Papers, 1872-1963 (bulk 1920-1960)

Collection number: BARNES

Water Resources Collections and Archives



University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California

Contact Information:

  • Water Resources Collections and Archives
  • Orbach Science Library, Room 118
  • PO Box 5900
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Riverside, CA 92517-5900
  • Phone: (951) 827-2934
  • Fax: (951) 827-6378
  • Email: waterarc@ucr.edu
  • URL: http://library.ucr.edu/wrca
Collection Processed By:
Water Resources Collections and Archives staff
Date Completed
1970
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Harry Barnes Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1872-1963 (bulk 1920-1960)
Collection number: BARNES
Creator: Harry Barnes, 1883-1962
Extent: 14 linear ft. (29 boxes)
Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Shelf location: This collection is stored off-campus at NRLF. Please contact the Water Resources Collections and Archives staff for access to the materials.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Lucille Barnes, 1963

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harry Barnes Papers, BARNES, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Access Points

Madera Irrigation District (Calif.)
Madera Canal and Irrigation Company.
San Joaquin River Water Storage District (Calif.)
Miller & Lux.
Central Valley Project (Calif.)
Water rights--California--San Joaquin Valley.
Water-supply--California--San Joaquin Valley.
Groundwater--California--San Joaquin Valley.
Irrigation--California--San Joaquin Valley.
Irrigation districts--California--San Joaquin Valley.
Water resources development--California--San Joaquin Valley.
Madera Canal (Calif.)
San Joaquin River (Calif.)--Water rights.
Kings River (Calif.)--Water rights.
Fresno River (Calif.)--Water rights.
Flood control--California--Calaveras River.

Biography

J. W. Harry Barnes was born September 16, 1883 in London, England, the son of H. H. and E. M. Barnes. He came to California in 1894 and graduated from the University of California in 1906 with a B.S. degree from the College of Engineering. Prior to his graduation, he gained experience in field work in railroad location and land surveying. In July 1914, he married Lucille Lawrence in Alameda, California. They had three daughters: Ruth, Patricia, and Dorothy.
Employment History
May 1906-April 1909: Construction, etc., with Northern Electric Railway and Shattuck-Edinger Construction Co.
April 1909-April 1910: Engineer for Los Molinos Land Co.; construction work, canals and levees, etc.
May 1910-January 1913: Office of Irrigation Investigation, U.S. Department of Agriculture; field work, investigations of water supplies, use of water, etc., on projects in California. During this time, in the season of 1912, Barnes made a detailed investigation of use of water of the San Joaquin River from Friant to the mouth of the Tuolumne River. The results were published in: Irrigation Resources of California and Their Utilization, by Frank Adams. Washington: G.P.O., 1913 (Bulletin (Office of Experiment Stations, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture) ; no. 254). (WRCA G200 Y-2 no. 254).
January 1914-January 1918: Engineer, Madera Canal & Irrigation Company. At the time, the Company irrigated 15,000 acres in the vicinity of Madera with water from the Fresno River. Barnes was in charge of operation and maintenance of the Company's canals. He made an inventory and appraisal of Company properties for rate-making purposes and made investigations into use of water, etc. for the proceedings before the California State Railroad Commission. He also collected data for the lawsuit with Miller & Lux on use of water on Fresno River (see 155 Cal.).
January 1918-September 1918: Again with the Office of Irrigation Investigation; made a study of use of Kings River water, water rights, and water right litigation, which was published as: Use of Water from Kings River, California, 1918, by Harry Barnes. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1920 (Bulletin (California Dept. of Engineering) ; no. 7). (WRCA G400 XE2 no. 7).
October 1918-April 1919: Office of State Water Commission in San Francisco.
April 1919-November 1919: State Department of Engineering; made a study of Calaveras River and investigation of Valley Springs Reservoir and Dam site. Report published as: Flood Problems of Calaveras River, by Harry Barnes. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1919 (Bulletin (California Dept. of Engineering) ; no. 8). (WRCA G400 XE2 no. 8).
January 1920-December 1920: State Department of Engineering, located in Bakersfield; conducted a study on use of water of Kern River under S. T. Harding. Involved studies of groundwater, irrigation use, crops, irrigated areas, etc.
Madera Irrigation District
In December 1920, Barnes joined Madera Irrigation District as Engineer engaged in the investigations in connection with litigation with Miller & Lux over water rights on the San Joaquin River. These investigations included studies of the use of water by Miller & Lux, water requirements, water supply, seepage losses, land classification, alkali reclamation, silt investigation, groundwater, etc. Litigation continued until an armistice was signed by the litigants in September 1922.
As Chief Engineer, Barnes represented Madera Irrigation District in investigations and negotiations preliminary to the formation of the San Joaquin River Water Storage District in February 1924. This District comprised 555,000 acres, including Madera Irrigation District and lands of Miller & Lux and Stevinson along the San Joaquin River. Barnes then joined the San Joaquin River Water Storage District as Chief Engineer. During that time his work included creating an inventory of Miller & Lux canal systems and other properties, surveys of additional canals, investigations of water supply, storage, groundwater, drainage, land classification, and water rights. He remained in that position until the District dissolved in March 1929 when parties could not agree as to terms of transfer of Miller & Lux properties. He then returned to Madera Irrigation District as Chief Engineer, as extensive litigation with Miller & Lux was revived, eventually resulting in the "Haines Decree," covering waters of the San Joaquin River.
He also was involved in investigations and negotiations with the California Water Project Authority, and later the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, on all matters pertaining to the final inclusion of Madera Irrigation District in the Central Valley Project. After that, he was involved in negotiations with the Bureau on water requirements and water supply, and on the construction of a distribution system.
Barnes left Madera Irrigation District in November 1950 and began a private practice on consulting work. In the early 1950s, he was retained by the Water Protective League of Kings County as a consulting engineer. In this capacity Barnes was instrumental in bringing into being the Kings County Water District, which, for the first time, gave farmers of that area a public agency with which to work for the protection of underground water, importation of water, and for a program to conserve local supplies.
Harry Barnes died on November 23, 1962.
Biographical Sources:
Who's Who in Engineering. 5th ed. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1941.
Western Water News. Vol. 15, no. 3 (March 1963).
"Experience & Qualifications," compiled by Barnes, ca. 1952 (see Folder 162).

Scope and Content

Correspondence, reports, subject files, news clippings, maps, and other papers, pertaining to: groundwater; surface water supply; water rights; litigation involving Miller & Lux and others; irrigation works; water costs; and, irrigation districts in the San Joaquin Valley, particularly San Joaquin River Water Storage District,Madera Irrigation District, and Madera Canal & Irrigation Company.
Collection described in: Dictionary Catalog of the Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside (G.K. Hall and Company, 1970).
Library has unpublished subject and author indexes to individual items in collection.
Note: No folders numbered 25, 33, 86, 89, 101, 102, 113, 197, 198

Related Collections

Title: Bernard A. Etcheverry Papers.
Identifier/Call Number: ETCH,
Contributing Institution: Water Resources Collections and Archives
Title: Sidney T. Harding Papers.
Identifier/Call Number: HARDG,
Contributing Institution: Water Resources Collections and Archives

Boxes 1-9

Miscellaneous, 1900-1963

Arrangement

Arranged by Barnes' filing. Includes some topics represented in later series.

Scope and Content Note

Various subject files, individual articles, reports, memoranda, etc.
Boxes 10-11

Wolfsen Case, 1955-1958

Scope and Content Note

H. B. Wolfsen vs. the United States; concerns water rights of the San Joaquin River.
Box 11

Kings River, 1921-1962

Boxes 12-15

San Joaquin River Water Storage District, 1911-1927

Boxes 16-26

Madera Irrigation District, 1872-1960

Boxes 22-23

Madera Canal & Irrigation Company, 1905-1949

Box 24

Rank vs. Krug, 1921-1952

Scope and Content Note

Everett G. Rank, et al. vs. Julius Krug, et al.; concerns water rights of the San Joaquin River.
Boxes 25-26

Miller & Lux, 1872-1949

Boxes 27-29

Irrigation Districts and Subject Files, 1902-1960

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous files on various individual California irrigation districts, water rights cases, and other topics related to Barnes' career. Includes some topics represented in previous series.

 

Miscellaneous, 1900-1963

Scope and Content Note

Various subject files, individual articles, reports, memoranda, etc.
Box Box 1, Folder 1

Hutchins, Wells A. [The basis on which water rights are valued for rate-fixing purposes]. Oct. 28, 1916.

Physical Description: 9 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Letter report from Hutchins to Harry Barnes.
Folder 2

Haehl, H. L. Memorandum and suggestions - value of gravity water, Upper San Joaquin Valley. Dec. 26, 1940.

Physical Description: 1 v.
Folder 3

Colorado River Aqueduct tunnels, 1935-1939.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous articles on the building and lining of the tunnels.
Folder 4

Balcom, Robert B. Preliminary survey on the aquatic weed problem in irrigation systems. Denver: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Operation and Maintenance Division, Mar. 1943.

Physical Description: 19 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs.
Folder 5

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils and Agricultural Engineering. Controlling submersed water weeds on irrigation systems with aromatic solvents.Denver, Apr. 1, 1949. (Laboratory report no. CH-97).

Physical Description: 10 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Issued jointly by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils and Agricultural Engineering.
Folder 6

Boyer, Burleigh B. Aquatic weed control manual. Jersey City, N.J.: Cloroben Corporation, Jan. 1947.

Physical Description: 22 p.
Folder 7

Hartzog, W. E. Report on weed and brush control work on irrigation and drain channels by Imperial Irrigation District. 1946.

Physical Description: 7 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Given by W.E. Hartzog, Imperial Irrigation District, before Irrigation Districts Association of California, at its Santa Barbara Convention, Nov. 15, 1946.
Folder 8

Huberty, Martin R. Chemical composition of ground waters. 1941.

Scope and Content Note

From Civil Engineering, v. 11, no. 8 (Aug. 1941), p. 494-495.
Folder 9

Harmon, Burt. Contamination of ground-water resources : industrial wastes enter gravels following old river channels in Southern California coastal region . 1941.

Scope and Content Note

From Civil Engineering, v. 11, no. 6 (June 1941), p. 345-347.
Folder 10

Beardslee, Clarence G. Salt water barrier at Cooke [Santa Ynez Creek, Lompoc, California]. 1942.

Scope and Content Note

From Western Construction News, Feb. 1942, p. 53-55.
Folder 11

Fox, H. K. Hydro-electric development involves unusual tunnel job : reconstruction of Kern River Plant require enlargement of 8,300 ft. of rock tunnel, location, topography, and ground give rise to special problems . 1922.

Scope and Content Note

From Engineering News-Record, v. 89, no. 2 (July 13, 1922), p. 50-55.
Folder 12

Given, J. A. Railroad relocation and construction around Shasta Dam, parts 1 and 2. 1941.

Scope and Content Note

From Civil Engineering, v. 11, no. 8 (Aug. 1941), p. 461-464, and v. 11, no. 10 (Oct. 1941), p. 597-600.
Folder 13

Barnes, Harry. Some figures on the cost of irrigation by pumping. 1933.

Scope and Content Note

Preprint. From Farm Bureau Monthly, Madera County, Feb.-Apr. 1933.
Folder 14

Wing, Lesher S. Engine fixed and operating costs compared with those of motors for irrigation pumping. 1933.

Scope and Content Note

From California Farm Bureau Monthly, Feb.-Mar. 1933.
Folder 15

Brown, J. B. Pumping irrigation water. 1924.

Physical Description: 8 leaves.
Folder 16

Moses, B. D., and C. V. Givan. Factors affecting the cost of operating natural-gas and diesel-type engines for driving irrigation pumps.Berkeley: Agricultural Experiment Station, University of California, Mar. 1933.

Physical Description: 12 leaves.
Folder 17

American Society of Civil Engineers, Joint Committee on Bearing Value of Pile Foundations of the Waterways Division. Pile foundations and pile structures. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1946. (Manuals of engineering practice ; no. 27).

Physical Description: 72 p.
Folder 18

Boden, O. G., and Max R. Johnson. Contra Costa Canal pumping plants. 1941.

Scope and Content Note

From Reclamation Era, June 1941, p. 182-184.
Folder 19-1

Russell, G. H. Economic considerations in the examination of pumping equipment for irrigation and methods of estimating installation and irrigation costs. Berkeley: Federal Land Bank of Berkeley, Dec. 5, 1927, rev. July 20, 1933.

Physical Description: 28 leaves.
Folder 19-2

Ewing, Paul A. Pumping from wells for irrigation. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, May 1924, rev. May 1934. (Farmer's bulletin ; no. 1404).

Physical Description: 28 p.
Folder 19-3

Long, Roger B. Cost of pumping irrigation water in ten New Mexico counties. Agricultural Experiment Station, New Mexico State University, Mar. 1965. (Bulletin ; no. 490).

Physical Description: 40 p.
Folder 19-4

Buras, Nathan. Conjunctive operation of a surface reservoir and a ground water aquifer. 1963.

Scope and Content Note

Extract of publication no. 63 of the I.A.S.H., Symposium Surface Waters, p. 492-501.
Folder 19-5

Wood, Ivan D. Pumping for irrigation. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Soil Conservation Service, May 1950. (SCS-TP-89).

Physical Description: 40 p.
Folder 20

Silt problems, 1938-1942.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous journal articles.
Folder 21

Soil moisture and salinity, [1940?]

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Tables and graphs.
Folder 22

Problems of safety solved by a conservatively designed multi-layer lining for reservoir. 1950.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. From Western Construction News, Feb. 15, 1950. Discusses Baldwin Hills Reservoir.
Folder 23

Etcheverry, B. A. Progress report on water supply from Central Valley Project required for lands in Kern County. Kern County Water Committee, Dec. 31, 1938.

Physical Description: 32 p.

Scope and Content Note

Another copy: ETCH 14.
Folder 24

Water measurement, 1920-1944.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous journal articles, tables, graphs, and photographs.
Folder 26

Water supply and land classification, 1920-1933.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and miscellaneous papers with the Federal Land Bank of Berkeley and others.
Folder 27

Fresno River, 1940-1945.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Graphs of discharge and channel profiles.
Folder 28

San Joaquin Light and Power Company, 1933-1937.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes on power use and pumping plant.
Box Box 2, Folder 29

North Kern Water Storage District, 1950-1952.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, maps, reports, etc.
Folder 30

Madera County, 1955-1960.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Glenn W. Black relating to property lines in certain sections, public land surveys, riparian uses, cadastral engineering, etc.
Folder 31

Calaveras River, California, 1916-1953.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous reports, correspondence, and maps relating to hydroelectric power and flood control.
Folder 32

Wiley, W. M. The Central Valley water plan : why it will not solve the water problems of the San Joaquin Valley. 1935.

Physical Description: 11 p.
Folder 34

Groundwater recharge by means of wells, 1934-1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence and letter reports.
Folder 35

Ingerson, Irvin M. Ground water analysis of Madera ground water unit. Sacramento: California Division of Water Resources, Oct. 14, 1952.

Physical Description: 8 leaves.
Folder 36

Barnes, Harry. Report on underground water conditions in Madera area, California. June 1933.

Physical Description: 21 leaves.
Folder 37

Thomas, Franklin. Value of water in southern California : a historical resume of the cost of its development for irrigation and domestic use. 1933.

Physical Description: Physdesc

Scope and Content Note

From Civil Engineering, v. 3, no. 10 (Oct. 1933), p. 555-559.
Folder 38

Bisschop, P. R. Report on the irrigation of the experimental alfalfa tract near Chowchilla during the summer of 1922. [1922?].

Physical Description: 22 leaves.
Folder 39

Barnes, Harry. Rate of use of water on swamp ground. Nov. 1921.

Physical Description: 7 leaves.
Folder 40

Memoranda to the State Engineer, 1930.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Barnes' memos regarding irrigation and irrigated lands, San Joaquin River above mouth of Merced River, March 31, 1930; demands of crop lands, May 7, 1930.
Folder 41

Wiley, W. M. The water problem. 1934.

Physical Description: 12 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Concerns feasibility of gravity canal for Central Valley Project versus Bailey pumping plant.
Folder 42

Barnes, Harry. Ground water replenishment, seepage from natural channels. Apr. 10, 1935.

Physical Description: 39 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Concerns Madera County rivers and streams.
Box Box 3, Folder 43

Barnes, Harry. Report of Harry Barnes to Valuation Committee of Board of Directors of San Joaquin River Water Storage District, upon proposed plan and project for the San Joaquin River Water Storage District . Aug. 25, 1926.

Physical Description: 208 leaves.
Folder 44

Barnes, Harry. Report on Firebaugh Canal Company. Aug. 16, 1933.

Physical Description: 29 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Letter report to Federal Land Bank of Berkeley.
Folder 45

Barnes, Harry. Data relative to water requirements and possible costs of water to certain Madera County lands. Jan. 27, 1932.

Physical Description: 9 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Compiled for the proposed State Water Plan.
Folder 46

Yosemite Forks Estates, 1960-1961.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes with Ray Hackney on development of water supply for Yosemite Forks Estates, Madera County, California.
Folder 47

Barnes, Harry. Report of chairman of Central Valley Project Committee of the Irrigation Districts Association, to the Executive Committee of the Association . Jan. 31, 1946.

Physical Description: 15 leaves.
Folder 48

Barnes, Harry. Location and description of sloughs, diversions and overflow channels taking out of the San Joaquin River, extending from the head of the Gravelly Ford Canal in township 13 south range 17 east, M.D.B. & M. to Hills Ferry Bridge at the mouth of the Merced River in township 7 south range 9 east, M.D.B. & M . Sept. 1921.

Physical Description: 1 v.
Folder 49

Herminghaus lands, 1922-1924.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Barnes and W. C. Maloy,Madera Irrigation District.
Folder 50

Millerton Lake, 1952.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, graphs, maps, etc. relating to Millerton Lake water supply and releases.
Folder 51

Mendota Waterfowl Management Area, 1955-1957.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports, maps, etc.
Folder 52

Coarsegold Creek, 1954-1956.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Letter reports, maps, and correspondence with Mason A. Bailey.
Folder 53

Kaweah River, California, 1956.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, maps, etc. concerning possible reservoir and dam construction.
Folder 54

Water supply at Riverside, California, 1954-1955.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, reports relating to Enos and Mattos v. Harmon et al.
Folder 55

Littlejohns Creek, California, 1952-1953..

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Maps, list of land sales, and appraisal report on rights of way for Littlejohns Creek channel improvement between Farmington and French Camp Slough to the Reclamation Board of the State of California.
Folder 56

Kings River, California, 1900-1950.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Allocation of Kings River water to Centerville Bottoms ditches for the period 1901-1950; monthly flow record at Centerville Bottoms, 1900-1950.
Folder 57

Kings River Conservation District, 1951.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes for hearings regarding retaining the lands of W. H. Noble.
Box Box 4, Folder 58

Crescent Canal Company, Pine Flat Reservoir storage, 1951-1954.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, data, maps, etc.
Folder 59

Lovelace Estate, 1950-1953.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, maps, data, reports, etc. regarding water use in relation to proposed Pine Flat Reservoir on the Kings River.
Folder 60

Merced stream group, California, 1953-1959.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, maps, etc. regarding land sales and appraisals.
Folder 61

Gray Lodge Waterfowl Management Area, 1955-1957.

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, maps, etc.
Box Box 5, Folder 62

Expulsion of B. F. Jakobsen and James H. Payne from the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1936.

Physical Description: 1 folder (6 pieces).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and mimeographed materials.
Folder 63

Cache Creek Settling Basin, 1957.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, maps, reports, etc.
Folder 64

Bethel Island case, 1955-1959.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Transcripts, maps, testimony, correspondence, etc. relating to Honegger vs. Reclamation District no. 1619.
Folder 65

Cuneo case on use of water in Owens Creek, 1956.

Physical Description: 1 folder (7 pieces).

Scope and Content Note

Rights of Stephen Cuneo to appropriate water from Owens Creek in Merced County.
Folder 66

Biemond Dam, 1958.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, correspondences, notes, maps, etc.
Folder 67

Feather River Project and water rights, 1957.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 pieces).

Scope and Content Note

Letter reports from Walter M. Gleason to Bert A. Phillips,California Water Rights Protective Association.
Folder 68-1

Gleason, Walter M. Economic evaluation of water : a search for criteria (University of California, Dec. 1957). Dec. 30, 1958.

Physical Description: 22 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Letter report to Gordon H. Garland,California Water Development Council.
Folder 68-2

Gleason, Walter M. The California Water Plan - the two roads ahead and their 'litigation potential.' Dec. 31, 1958.

Physical Description: 43 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Letter report to Gordon H. Garland,California Water Development Council.
Folder 69

Etcheverry, B. A.,F. C. Herrmann, and Curtis Walker. Central Valley Project : appraisal of damage by reason of riparian invasion of lands, east of San Joaquin River between Chowchilla Farms and Stevinson Colony, San Joaquin Valley, California. Sacramento: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Oct. 2, 1941.

Physical Description: 14 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Letter report to the Secretary of the Interior.
Folder 70

Irrigation in California, 1915-1948.

Physical Description: 1 folder (18 pieces).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous reports, correspondence, and notes.
Box Box 6, Folder 71

Reports on water costs and rates, 1935-1943.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Reports and memoranda on the Central Valley Project, Friant-Kern Canal, Kings River, Madera Irrigation District, etc.
Folder 72

Address of Edward F. Treadwell before the Rotary Club, Madera, California, June 1, 1922.

Physical Description: 11 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Remarks made by the attorney for Miller & Lux relating to the San Joaquin River and Madera County. Includes Address of Sherwood Green before the Rotary Club, Madera, California, June 22, 1922 in reply to the address of Edward F. Treadwell ...
Folder 73

Jones, C. H. Conference with Mr. Harry Barnes, February 13, 1935, total per acre costs of water delivered to land in Madera Irrigation District, from local sources and Central Valley Project : memorandum to A. D. Edmonston . Feb. 15, 1935.

Physical Description: 6 leaves.
Folder 74

Archibald Project for wildlife conservation, 1956-1959.

Physical Description: 1 folder (22 pieces).

Scope and Content Note

Letter reports, notes, meeting minutes, correspondence, clippings, etc.
Folder 75

Railroad Commission of the State of California. In the matter of the application of the Madera Canal & Irrigation Company, a public service corporation and a public utility, for an order establishing and raising the rates and charges for water sold, rented or distributed by said Company for irrigation, and to establish and alter the practice, classification, rules and regulations of said Company as to result in an increase of the existing rates and charges of said Company for such water . [1916?].

Physical Description: 199 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Application no. 2381. Includes maps.
Folder 76

Kern Island Canal Company and others, 1929-1931.

Physical Description: 2 folders (100 pieces).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, maps, etc
Folder 76-1

Barnes, Harry. Memorandum respecting water supply and use of water of Kern Island Canal Co. [1931?].

Physical Description: 17 leaves.
Folder 76-2

Railroad Commission of the State of California. In the matter of the applications of East Side Canal Company, Buena Vista Canal, Inc., Stine Canal, Inc., the Farmers Canal Company, Central Canal Company, Kern River Canal and Irrigating Company, Pioneer Canal, Inc., and Kern Island Canal Company, for authority to increase its rates for water service . 1933.

Physical Description: 29 leaves.
Folder 76-3

Kern Island Canal Company rules and regulations.

Physical Description: 1 folder (5 pieces).

Scope and Content Note

Includes proposed amendments to rules and regulations.
Folder 76-4

Tehachapi Cattle Company vs. Kern Island Canal Company, 1929-1933.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Includes documents submitted to the Railroad Commission of the State of California, maps, etc.
Folder 76-5

Barnes, Harry. Irrigation from canals diverting water from Kern River between first and second points of measurements. 1920.

Physical Description: 52 leaves.
Folder 76-6

Kern Island Canal, [1925-1930?].

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Notes, data, reports, etc.
Box Box 7, Folder 77

Gill case, 1950-1952.

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, testimony, memoranda, maps, etc. related to Gill, et al. vs. United States in re San Joaquin River.
Folder 78

Harding, S. T. Memorandum on proposed report of Kern River Water Storage District. Dec. 10, 1928.

Physical Description: 31 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Prepared for the State Engineer of California; includes comments on Harding's report by A. L. Trowbridge.
Folder 79

Dry Creek Reservoir, Fresno County, California, 1946-1952.

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Notes, correspondence, legal documents, maps, plans, etc.
Folder 80

Sacramento River levee construction, Ord Bend to Sidd's Landing, 1956-1958.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes appraisal of levee rights of way, right bank of the Sacramento River, correspondence, maps, etc.
Box Box 8, Folder 81

C. C. Clark Dam, Madera County, California, 1954-1955.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, map, etc.
Folder 82

Application of San Joaquin and Kings River Canal and Irrigation Company for increase of rates, 1929.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Notes on testimony by Harry Barnes before the Railroad Commission, Mar.-Dec., 1929.
Folder 83

San Joaquin River levee construction, 1955-1957.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, maps, etc.
Folder 83-1

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District. San Joaquin River levees : Lower San Joaquin River and Tributaries Project, California : general design. Sacramento, July 1, 1955.

Physical Description: 89 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Another copy: G435 H5-1
Folder 84

Statement of the Madera County Farm Bureau to the State Railroad Commission of California, in respect of the valuation of certain properties of the San Joaquin Light and Power Corporation in the City of Fresno. Sept. 1935.

Physical Description: 7 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes reporter's transcript of Barnes' testimony before the Railroad Commission of the State of California.
Folder 85

Quaresma vs. Volpa, regarding a sand pit east of Hanford, 1960.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 pieces).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes.
Folder 87

Adobe ranch land purchased for Archibald (Madera) Lake, 1955-1959.

Physical Description: 1 folder (11 pieces).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, photograph, and maps.
Folder 88

Butte Creek channel improvement, 1949-1957.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, maps, etc. Includes Appraisal report to the State Reclamation Board of Rights-of-Way for Butte Creek channel improvement, upstream from U.S. Highway 99 , by B.A. Etcheverry and Thomas H. Means, Nov. 25, 1949,
Folder 90

Reconstruction and maintenance of the Johnson-Carpenter Levee located east of the San Joaquin River near Crows Landing Bridge, 1958.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Reports on applications and correspondence.
Folder 91

San Joaquin River levees, 1952-1959.

Physical Description: 1 folder (ca. 60 pieces).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with the Reclamation Board of the State of California,B.A. Etcheverry,Thomas H. Means and others, photographs, etc.
Folder 92

Fresno River flood control, 1957-1962.

Physical Description: 1 folder (6 pieces).

Scope and Content Note

Report, memoranda, correspondence, and maps.
Box Box 9, Folder 93

Tule River flood control, 1955-1961.

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, clippings, etc.
Folder 94

Coarsegold Union High School, 1960.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Map and correspondence relating to water supply from a spring.
Folder 95

Boundaries defined for maintenance areas of levees : American River, Sacramento River, and Feather River, 1956-1958.

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes and maps.
 

Wolfsen Case, 1955-1958

Box Box 10, Folder 96

H. B. Wolfsen, et al. vs. the United States, 1955-1958.

Physical Description: 18 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, transcripts, testimony, court documents, etc., regarding San Joaquin River water rights.
Folder 96-1

Opinion, 1958.

Folder 96-2

Opinion and findings of fact of commissioner, 1957.

Folder 96-3

Agreed statement of facts.

Folder 96-4

Plaintiffs' proposed findings of fact.

Folder 96-5

Plaintiffs' brief in support of proposed findings of fact.

Folder 96-6

Value of Wolfsen Ranch, 1955.

Folder 96-7

Testimony of B. A. Etcheverry.

Folder 96-8

Testimony of Harry Barnes.

Folder 96-9

Testimony of Gilbert F. Mellin.

Folder 96-10/11

Barnes' file.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Harry Barnes' notes, correspondence, etc.
Folder 96-12/13

Correspondence, 1955-1957.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Folder 96-14

Miscellaneous.

Scope and Content Note

Maps, graphs, etc.
Box Box 11, Folder 96-15

Reporter's transcript, vol. 1, June 11, 1956.

Folder 96-16

Reporter's transcript, vol. 2, June 12, 1956.

Folder 96-17

Reporter's transcript, vol. 3, June 13, 1956.

Folder 96-18

Reporter's transcript, vol. 4, June 14, 1956.

 

Kings River, 1921-1962

Box Box 11, Folder 97

Kings River, Pine Flat Reservoir, 1921-1962.

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports, minutes of Kings River Water Association, membership lists of Kings River Conservation District and Kings River Water Association, legal documents, etc.
 

San Joaquin River Water Storage District, 1911-1927

Box Box 12, Folder 98

San Joaquin River Water Storage District reports, 1922-1923.

Physical Description: 13 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript reports and memoranda written by Harry Barnes on various aspects of the proposed district.
Folder 98-1

Barnes, Harry. Report on water supply of San Joaquin River. Dec. 1922.

Physical Description: 15 leaves.
Folder 98-2

Barnes, Harry. Synopsis of analysis of run-off of North Fork of San Joaquin River. Jan. 1923.

Physical Description: 15 leaves.
Folder 98-3

Barnes, Harry. Revised figures of North Fork and residual areas of San Joaquin River. Feb. 1923.

Physical Description: ca. 30 leaves.
Folder 98-4

Barnes, Harry. Water requirements of proposed San Joaquin River Water Storage District. Feb. 1923.

Physical Description: 11 leaves.
Folder 98-5

Barnes, Harry. Water requirements of lands other than those included within proposed San Joaquin River Water Storage District, but adjacent to or dependent upon the San Joaquin River . Mar. 1923.

Physical Description: 22 leaves.
Folder 98-6

Barnes, Harry. Analysis of return waters of San Joaquin River. Dec. 1922.

Physical Description: 21 leaves.
Folder 98-7

Barnes, Harry. Analysis of underground water supply available to proposed San Joaquin River Water Storage District. Jan. 1923.

Physical Description: ca. 40 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes addendum to report, Apr. 1923.
Folder 98-8

Barnes, Harry. Water supply of Fresno Slough, tributary to San Joaquin River. Feb. 1923.

Physical Description: ca. 30 leaves.
Folder 98-9

Barnes, Harry. Report on drainage of lands of proposed San Joaquin River Water Storage District east of San Joaquin River and above existing canals . Mar. 1923.

Physical Description: 5 leaves.
Folder 98-10

Barnes, Harry. Report upon possibilities of irrigation and power development from the Fresno and Chowchilla Rivers. Apr. 1923.

Physical Description: ca. 50 leaves.
Folder 98-11

Barnes, Harry. Memorandum on allocation of water to lands of the proposed San Joaquin River Water Storage District and estimates of relative costs based thereon . Apr. 1923.

Physical Description: ca. 40 leaves.
Folder 98-12

Barnes, Harry. Comparison of schedules of service of Madera Reservoir with partial and full development. May 1923.

Physical Description: 13 leaves.
Folder 98-13

Barnes, Harry. Memorandum upon exclusion of grass and hardpan lands from proposed San Joaquin River Water Storage District. June 1923.

Physical Description: ca. 40 leaves.
Folder 99

Barnes, Harry. Analysis of undergound water supply available to proposed San Joaquin River Water Storage District. Jan. 1923.

Physical Description: 38 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Addendum to report of January 1923, on underground water supply available to proposed San Joaquin River Water Storage District, 1923.
Folder 100

Summaries of Miller & Lux diversions, 1927.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Derived from Miller & Lux records; in acre feet per month. Includes Lone Willow Slough and Brown Slough; San Joaquin & Kings River Canal & Irrigation Co.;San Luis Canal Co.; Aliso Canal; and Columbia Canal.
Folder 103

Hammatt water right reports, 1924-1926.

Physical Description: 24 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Reports by W. C. Hammatt, consulting engineer, San Francisco, Calif., related to water rights of the San Joaquin River Water Storage District. Note: No reports numbered 12 or 15.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Report ... on facts pertaining to water rights and diversions by the San Luis Canal Company. Oct. 1924.

Physical Description: 15 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 1. File includes index to all reports.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Report ... on facts pertaining to water rights and diversions by the San Joaquin & Kings River Canal & Irrigation Co. Oct. 1924.

Physical Description: 22 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 2.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Report ... on facts pertaining to water rights and diversions of Miller & Lux Incorporated : Lone Willow Slough, Brown Slough, Columbia Canal, and Chowchilla Canal . Oct. 1924.

Physical Description: ca. 40 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 3.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Report ... on facts pertaining to water rights and diversions of Miller & Lux Incorporated : Aliso Canal. Nov. 1924.

Physical Description: 13 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 4.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Report ... on facts pertaining to water rights and diversions of Miller & Lux Incorporated : Gravelly Ford Canal. Nov. 1924.

Physical Description: 11 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 5.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Report on yield from water rights on San Joaquin River with relation to water requirements of San Joaquin River Water Storage District . Dec. 1924.

Physical Description: ca. 40 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 6.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Storage study of Millerton Reservoir. Feb. 1925.

Physical Description: 17 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 7.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Yield of Madera Canal and Irrigation Company's water right on Fresno River. Feb. 1925.

Physical Description: 4 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 8.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Report of riparian lands affected by proposed storage of the San Joaquin River Water Storage District. Feb. 1925.

Physical Description: ca. 30 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 9.
 

Hammatt, W. C. [Riparian land damage to Miller & Lux]. Apr. 1925.

Physical Description: 2 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 10.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Revised report on yield from water rights on San Joaquin River. Apr. 1925.

Physical Description: 14 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 11. Revision of report no. 6.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Revised storage study for Millerton Reservoir, San Joaquin River Water Storage District. May 1925.

Physical Description: 12 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 13. Revision of report no. 7.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Report on use of water under system of San Joaquin & Kings River Canal & Irrigation Company and San Luis Canal Company. May 1925.

Physical Description: 16 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 14.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Memorandum regarding influence of power storage releases on prescriptive water rights of Miller & Lux. June 1925.

Physical Description: 10 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 16.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Second revision of report on yield from water rights on San Joaquin River. Aug. 1925.

Physical Description: ca. 40 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 17. Revision of report no. 11.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Report on yield of Madera Canal & Irrigation Company's water right on Fresno River. July 1925.

Physical Description: 8 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 18.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Preliminary set-up for service to lands in San Joaquin River Water Storage District according to schedule of service adopted by Board of Directors ... Sept. 1925.

Physical Description: 35 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 19.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Service to segregated areas in San Joaquin River Water Storage District. Oct. 1925.

Physical Description: 10 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 20.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Memorandum regarding deferred utilization by San Joaquin River Water Storage District. Oct. 1925.

Physical Description: 11 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 21.
 

Letter to Milton T. Farmer re yield of water rights, Nov. 12, 1925.

Physical Description: 7 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 22.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Report of service to Miller & Lux lands in San Joaquin River Water Storage District carrying their own water rights. Dec. 1925.

Physical Description: 9 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 23.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Yield of water rights on San Joaquin River, 1908-1924 : based on natural river. Jan. 1926.

Physical Description: 10 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 24.
 

Letter to Harry Barnes re storage and releases of power companies, Apr. 14, 1926.

Physical Description: 5 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 25.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Report on yields of water rights on San Joaquin River. July 1926.

Physical Description: 27 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report no. 26. Fourth revision.
Box Box 13, Folder 104

Digest of various contracts existing between Miller & Lux and its subsidiaries and the San Joaquin & Kings River Canal & Irrigation Company, and third parties, and among themselves, 1927.

Physical Description: 73 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Compiled by J. E. Woolley. Also includes a list of suits in which judgments have been entered and a list of pending actions that in any way affect the water rights of Miller & Lux.
Folder 105

Hammatt, W. C., and Harry Barnes. Preliminary report upon boundary submitted for proposed San Joaquin River Water Storage. Oct. 1922.

Physical Description: 37 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Letter report to Miller & Lux Inc., directors of Madera Irrigation District, and committee representing proposed West Side Water Storage District.
Folder 106

San Joaquin River Water Storage District reports, 1924-1925.

Physical Description: 8 folders.
 

Report of Board of Directors of San Joaquin River Water Storage District ... upon proposed plans of development of San Joaquin River Water Storage District . [1925?].

Physical Description: 8 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Letter report to W. F. McClure, State Engineer.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Water rights on the San Joaquin River with priorities thereof and yields therefrom. May 1925.

Physical Description: ca. 25 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes tables of yield of water rights, 1911-1915.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Irrigation service to district lands of San Joaquin River Water Storage District. May 1925.

Physical Description: ca. 25 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes tables of irrigation demand, storage required (Millerton Reservoir), and power output.
 

Kempkey, Augustus. Appraisals as to value of physical properties & water rights to be acquired by purchase by the San Joaquin River Water Storage District as per the district's plan . [1925?].

Physical Description: ca. 40 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes maps.
 

Barnes, Harry. Report ... on cost of construction of irrigation and drainage works for service of lands included in the project of the San Joaquin River Water Storage District, excluding costs of storage and power development and the cost of existing properties to be acquired . May 1925.

Physical Description: 8 leaves.
 

Wiley, A. J. Report on Friant Reservoir for the San Joaquin River Water Storage District. Dec. 1924.

Physical Description: 56 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes summary of data of Wiley's report by Harry Barnes, Dec. 1924.
 

Hammatt, W. C. Design of dam, estimates of cost of dam and income from power. May 1925.

Physical Description: 12 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes summary of estimated costs, summaries of appraisals, and Board of Directors' resolution.
 

Maps, 1925.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 maps).

Scope and Content Note

Related to water rights of San Joaquin River Water Storage District.
Folder 106-1

Barnes, Harry. Plan and project of San Joaquin River Water Storage District, as outlined for submission to the State Engineer, under authority of resolution # of the Board of Directors of said District panel and in accordance with Section 17 of the Water Storage District Act . [1928].

Physical Description: 1 v., bound.

Scope and Content Note

Rough draft; typescript with holograph annotations.
Folder 106-2

Correspondence concerning San Joaquin River Water Storage District's water rights, 1924-1928.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound.
Box Box 14, Folder 107

Herrmann, F. C.,B. A. Etcheverry, and H. L. Haehl. Preliminary report on appraisal of physical properties and water rights for purchase by the San Joaquin River Water Storage District . San Francisco: Board of Review, Jan. 9, 1926.

Physical Description: 42 leaves.
Folder 107-1

Memorandum for discussion of methods of valuing water rights by Board of Review, [1926].

Physical Description: 15 leaves.
Folder 108

San Joaquin River Water Storage District reports, 1924-1925.

Physical Description: 11 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Duplicates of the reports in Folder 106; includes: Report of Harry Barnes on cost of irrigation, drainage, and flood control works of San Joaquin River Water Storage District, Jan. 16, 1925.
Folder 109

Barnes, Harry. Report of Harry Barnes on cost of irrigation, drainage, and flood control works of Joaquin River Water Storage District. Jan. 16, 1925.

Physical Description: 45 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes maps.
Folder 110

Barnes, Harry. Memorandum upon drainage of lands of San Joaquin River Water Storage District. Nov. 1924.

Physical Description: 19 leaves.
Folder 111

Barnes, Harry. Water requirements of proposed San Joaquin River Water Storage District. Feb. 1923.

Physical Description: 12 leaves.
Folder 112

Barnes, Harry. Memorandum on allocation of water to lands of the proposed San Joaquin Water Storage District and estimate of relative costs based thereon . Apr. 1923.

Physical Description: ca. 40 leaves.
Folder 114

Cowell, A. L. The law and the facts relating to the proposed water storage district in the San Joaquin Valley : including lands under the San Joaquin and Kings River Canal and Irrigation Company, the San Luis Canal Company, the Gravelly Ford Canal Company, the Firebaugh Canal Company and riparian lands, with an analysis of the California Water Storage Act. Los Banos: Enterprise Print, [192-?].

Physical Description: 15 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Prepared for the Executive Committee of the San Joaquin River Water Storage District.
Box Box 15, Folder 115

San Joaquin River Water Storage District, 1912-1929.

Physical Description: 8 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence, notes, memoranda, agreements, and maps. Includes materials related to East Side Canal & Irrigation Company.
 

Madera Irrigation District, 1872-1960

Box Box 16-17, Folder 116

Madera Irrigation District : director's data, 1934-1950.

Physical Description: 22 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, data, contracts, etc. related to Madera Irrigation District, Madera Canal, water supply of Madera County, etc. Compiled by Harry Barnes from his personal files. Arranged chronologically (Box 16: 1934-1944; Box 17: 1945-1950).
Box Box 18, Folder 117

Railroad Commission of the State of California. In the matter of the application of Madera Canal and Irrigation Company for an order authorizing increases in rates charged for water sold for irrigation : application no. 2381 : decided July 23, 1917. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, [1917?].

Physical Description: 18 p.

Scope and Content Note

Decision no. 4478.
Folder 118

Railroad Commission of the State of California. In the matter of the application of Madera Canal & Irrigation Company for an order establishing and raising rates and charges for water sold, rented or distributed by said company for irrigation, and to establish and alter the practice, classification, rules and regulations so as to result in an increase of the existing rates and charges of said company for such water. San Francisco, 1917.

Physical Description: 295 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Application no. 2381. Reporter's transcript, Feb. 13-14, 1917.
Folder 119

Statement of Board of Directors of Madera Irrigation District. Madera, Calif.: The Madera News, May 4, 1944.

Physical Description: 11 p.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the availability of Central Valley Project water to Madera Irrigation District.
Folder 120

Memoranda of Madera Irrigation District to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 1941-1946.

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning the possible uses of Central Valley Project water by the district, water requirements of the district, and supplemental water supply of the district.
Folder 121-1

California Division of Water Resources. Report on capacity of Madera Canal. Sacramento: Water Project Authority of the State of California, Central Valley Project, Aug. 1936.

Physical Description: 51 leaves.
Folder 121-2

Capacity of Madera Canal, 1936.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda by Harry Barnes and S. T. Harding to Walker R. Young,U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Edward Hyatt,California Water Project Authority, graphs, etc.
Folder 122

Data submitted by Madera Irrigation District to Commissioner of Reclamation on proposed sale of district properties, 1937.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, "exhibits," etc.
Folder 123

Quinton, Code & Hill, Consulting Engineers. Report on Madera Irrigation Project. Los Angeles, June 1917.

Physical Description: 34 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Letter report to Madera Irrigation District regarding possible dam and reservoir sites, and water supply available from the San Joaquin, Fresno, and Chowchilla Rivers.
Folder 124

San Joaquin & Kings River Canal & Irrigation Co., Inc. vs. Madera Irrigation District, 1931.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Abstract of testimony by Harry Barnes and notes on the transcript of case.
Box Box 19, Folder 125-1

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Region II, Central Valley Project, Lower San Joaquin District. Preliminary design and cost estimate, lateral distribution system for Madera Irrigation District. Madera, Calif., 1948.

Physical Description: 1 v.
Folder 125-2

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Region II, Central Valley Project, Tulare Basin District. Revision of preliminary design and cost estimate, lateral distribution system for Madera Irrigation District. Fresno, Calif., Rev. Dec. 1949.

Physical Description: 1 v.
Folder 126

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Region II, Central Valley Project, Lower San Joaquin District. Water supply study of Madera Irrigation District. Merced, Calif., May, 1948.

Physical Description: 71 leaves.
Folder 127

Security Title Insurance and Guarantee Company. Water rights, water right contracts, rights of way and real property of the Madera Canal and Irrigation Company. Dec. 1948.

Physical Description: 26 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Letter report to Harry Barnes,Madera Irrigation District.
Folder 128

University of California, Division of Soils. Soils of Madera Irrigation District, Madera County, California. Oct. 1948.

Physical Description: 28 leaves.
Folder 129

Holdings in Madera Irrigation District in excess of 160 acres, as per assessment rolls of the district, as of March, 1950.

Physical Description: 22 leaves.
Folder 130

Application of Madera Irrigation District for a preliminary permit for the development of electric power on the San Joaquin River near Friant, California . [1929].

Physical Description: 28 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes map.
Folder 131

Robertson, R. D.,O. W. Israelsen, and W. W. McLaughlin. Report on duty of water under Madera Canal. Jan. 1915.

Physical Description: 27 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes introduction by Frank Adams.
Folder 132

Madera County Chamber of Commerce. Report on Madera Irrigation District, with suggestions. Sept. 1931.

Physical Description: 10 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Report on the status of the district from its inception to the present time.
Folder 133

Cope Rand Means Co., Engineers. Water requirements, Madera Irrigation District. Nov. 1920.

Physical Description: 34 leaves.
Folder 134

Madera Irrigation District letter reports, 1922-1928.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Reports and correspondence to Board of Directors of Madera Irrigation District, compiled by B. A. Etcheverry.
Folder 135

Barnes, Harry. Comments on topics referred to in the notice of the Madera Tax Payers Association, calling a mass meeting. Oct. 30, 1931.

Physical Description: 13 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Files includes a copy of the notice calling for the meeting to ask the Attorney General of California to dissolve the Madera Irrigation District.
Folder 136

Before the Board of Directors of the Madera Irrigation District : in the matter of the petition of owners in a tract or tracts of land as hereinafter definitely described; for the inclusion of said tract or tracts of land in the Madera Irrigation District . Aug. 1949.

Physical Description: 4 leaves.
Folder 137

Barnes, Harry. Memorandum on ground water replenishment in Madera Irrigation District in 1944 through utilization of natural stream channels. May 1945.

Physical Description: 13 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Includes maps.
Folder 138

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Memorandum for engineer -- studies and investigations. [1941?].

Physical Description: ca. 25 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding water requirements for the area considered for service by the Madera Canal.
Folder 139

Barnes, Harry. Effect of use of interim water of Central Valley Project by Madera Irrigation District, and value of such water, based on saving in cost of electric power used by pumping plants in the district . [1943?].

Physical Description: 13 leaves.
Folder 140

Statement of Madera Irrigation District submitted to the sub-committee of U. S. Senate Irrigation and Reclamation Committee, July 27, 1944, at a hearing held at Fresno, California, relative to the applicability of the excess land provisions of the reclamation law to the Central Valley Project . 1944.

Physical Description: 9 leaves.
Box Box 20-21, Folder 141

Madera Irrigation District, 1917-1960.

Physical Description: 12 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, data, reports, newspaper clippings, maps, photographs, etc. related to Madera Irrigation District, Madera Canal, water supply of Madera County, Sacramento River water rights, etc.
 

Madera Canal & Irrigation Company, 1905-1949

Box Box 22, Folder 142

Hargrove, R. L. Statement of prescriptive title of water rights of Madera Canal & Irrigation Company. 1917.

Physical Description: 4 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Submitted to the Railroad Commission as Petitioner's Exhibit #36, Application #2381.
Folder 143

Barnes, Harry. Memo on discussion with Mr. C. J. Emmert, relative to Madera Canal & Irrigation Co. Oct. 26, 1943.

Physical Description: 6 leaves.
Folder 144

Annual reports of Madera Canal & Irrigation Company to the Railroad Commission of California, 1939-1945.

Physical Description: 2 v.
Folder 145

Barnes, Harry. [Report on the offer of the Madera Canal & Irrigation Company to sell its properties to the Madera Irrigation District]. Jan. 4, 1944.

Physical Description: 15 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Letter report to the Board of Directors, Madera Irrigation District.
Folder 146

Agreement between Madera Canal & Irrigation Company and G. W. Mordecai regarding water rights of Cottonwood Creek, Sept. 30, 1905.

Physical Description: 6 leaves.
Folder 147

Barnes, Harry. Concerning Madera Canal & Irrigation Company. Jan. 1922.

Physical Description: 12 leaves.
Folder 148

Loucks, G. R. Madera Canal and Irrigation Company, a public utility. Feb. 18, 1935.

Physical Description: 13 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Memorandum to G. H. Russell, Senior Engineer Appraiser. File includes notes on Madera Canal & Irrigation Company by Harry Barnes, Jan. 25, 1925.
Folder 149

Petition to the Railroad Commission of California to authorize Madera Canal & Irrigation Company to transfer its property to the San Joaquin River Water Storage District, 1925-1928.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, legal documents, exhibits, notes, maps, etc.
Folder 150

Madera Canal & Irrigation Company, 1927-1946.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Compiled by Harry Barnes for Madera Irrigation District Board of Directors. Includes correspondence, memoranda, maps, etc.
Folder 151

Possible purchase of Madera Canal & Irrigation Company properties by Madera Irrigation District, 1943-1949.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, data, memoranda, etc.
Folder 152

Madera Canal & Irrigation Company, 1920-1940.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript computations, reports, correspondence, maps, etc.
Folder 153

Set up of Miller & Lux rights as understood by Barnes from discussion with Mott, Dec. 26, 1928.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Includes flow schedules, notes, correspondence, etc.
Box Box 23, Folder 154

Chowchilla right, Blythe Canal, 1872-1938.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Agreements between San Joaquin & Kings River Canal & Irrigation Company,California Pastoral & Agricultural Company, and Miller & Lux for the construction of a canal to take water from the San Joaquin River, memoranda, maps, data, etc.
Folder 155

Chowchilla lands, 1922-1928.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Memorandum re Chowchilla Ranch, list of Chowchilla lands, memorandum for weir at Temple Slough, correspondence, notes, data, maps, etc.
Folder 156

Flow schedule data, San Joaquin River Water Storage District, 1910-1928.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Data pertaining to "certain rights to water of the San Joaquin River above the mouth of the Merced River," compiled by Harry Barnes.
Folder 157

Hydrograph of mean daily flow, natural runoff of San Joaquin River above Friant Dam and Millerton Lake inflow, 1910-1948.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Folder 158

Barnes, Harry. Estimate of discharge of San Joaquin River disregarding effect of future power development. Oct. 1922.

Physical Description: 11 leaves.
Folder 159

Barnes, Harry. Report on run off of Fresno River. Dec. 1922.

Physical Description: 24 leaves.
Folder 160

Barnes, Harry. Water supply of Fresno Slough, tributary to San Joaquin River. Feb. 5, 1923.

Physical Description: ca. 30 leaves.
Folder 161

Barnes, Harry. Revised figures on run-off, North Fork and residual areas of San Joaquin River. Feb. 21, 1923.

Physical Description: ca. 15 leaves.
 

Rank vs. Krug, 1921-1952

Box Box 24, Folder 162

Rank vs. Krug, 1921-1952.

Physical Description: 14 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, legal opinions, affidavits, correspondence, notes, etc., compiled by Harry Barnes, concerning San Joaquin River water rights in the case of Everett G. Rank, et al., plaintiffs, vs. Julius A. Krug, et al., defendants.
 

Miller & Lux, 1872-1949

Box Box 25, Folder 163

Haehl, H. L. Report to San Joaquin River Water Storage District and Miller & Lux, Incorporated on damage to riparian lands of Miller & Lux, Inc. (outside district and in 'deferred' district area) , Apr. 13, 1928.

Physical Description: 20 leaves.
Folder 164

Kelley, W. P.,Warren R. Schoonover, and Frank M. Eaton. Report of Committee of Consultants on the suitability of a proposed substitutional water supply for part of the Central Valley Project , Feb. 5, 1938.

Physical Description: 11 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Letter report to Edward Hyatt,Water Project Authority of California. File includes memorandum from the Committee to J. B. Lippincott, and his reply.
Folder 165

Woolley, J. E. Memorandum of litigation affecting the water rights of Miller & Lux, Incorporated and the San Joaquin & Kings River Canal & Irrigation Company, Incorporated , Apr. 20, 1927.

Physical Description: 19 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

File includes a petition for application of the San Joaquin & Kings River Canal & Irrigation Company to the Railroad Commission for an order authorizing it to enter into a contract with Miller & Lux,Firebaugh Canal Company,San Luis Canal Company, and Columbia Canal Company for diversion of San Joaquin River water.
Folder 166

Miller & Lux vs. Madera Irrigation District, 1931.

Physical Description: 7 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Decision of California Superior Court (Fresno County), including schedules, conclusions of law, and Judge Charles G. Haines' opinion.
Box Box 26, Folder 167

Miller & Lux vs. Madera Irrigation District, 1928-1931.

Physical Description: 5 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Synopsis of the complaint by Harry Barnes, abstract of testimony, Dec. 3, 1930-Jan. 22, 1931, exhibits and data on water diversions, memoranda, correspondence, etc.
Folder 168

Miller & Lux vs. Madera Irrigation District, 1872-1949.

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Miller & Lux agreements, correspondence, maps, notes, news clippings, etc.
Folder 169

Miller & Lux, 1906-1933.

Physical Description: 5 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Agreements, power company contracts, indentures, maps, etc.
 

Irrigation Districts and Subject Files, 1902-1960

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous files on various individual California irrigation districts, water rights cases, and other topics related to Barnes' career.
Box Box 27, Folder 170

Turlock Irrigation District, 1929-1931.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Report on consumptive use for the year 1929 by R. V. Meikle, Chief Engineer of the District, correspondence between Meikle and Harry Barnes, notes, etc.
Folder 171

Orange Cove Irrigation District, 1948.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Answer to objections to the petition of the District to the California Irrigation District Securities Commission to approve contract with the United States for purchase of water supply.
Folder 172

Turlock Irrigation District, 1947.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

File of materials related to a petition for the creation of an improvement district, known as Crow-Grubb Ditch.
Folder 173

Oakdale Irrigation District, 1938.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Notes by Harry Barnes regarding cultivation of ladino clover at Oakdale.
Folder 174

Nevada Irrigation District, 1925-1927.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Contractors' bids for Mountain Division.
Folder 175

Fresno Irrigation District, 1930-1954.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Data on rainfall, groundwater levels, diversions, etc.
Folder 176

West Stanislaus Irrigation District, 1928.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Contracts, specifications, proposals, blueprints, etc.
Folder 177

Madera Irrigation District, 1930.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Statement by Harry Barnes to Hoover-Young Commission on the history, activities, and position of Madera Irrigation District.
Folder 178

Mendota Irrigation District.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Review of a portion of the report by Teilman and Grunsky that pertains to the supply of electric power.
Folder 179

Gerlach Livestock Company vs. the United States, 1947-1950.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Testimony of B. A. Etcheverry, and writs of certiorari to the U.S. Court of Claims. Case pertains to depravation of riparian rights along the San Joaquin River caused by construction of Friant Dam.
Folder 180

Merced Irrigation District, 1924.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Address by Col. F. Emerson Hoar regarding problems confronting the District.
Folder 181

Madera Irrigation District, 1920.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Letter report to the Board of Engineers by Thomas H. Means and Louis C. Hill on the feasibility of proposed irrigation system
Box Box 28, Folder 182

San Bernardino County Supplemental Water Association, 1957.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and memoranda by Ted Silverwood.
Folder 183

Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District, 1918-1925.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Estimate of cost of Don Pedro Dam and Reservoir, rainfall and evaporation record, duty of water, etc.
Folder 184

Windy Gap Dam and Reservoir.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Estimate of costs, power diversion, etc.
Folder 185

Merced Irrigation District, 1921.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Comparison of cost of intermediate development.
Folder 186

Little Dry Creek, 1920.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Estimate of cost of distribution system.
Folder 187

San Joaquin River Water Storage District, 1923-1934.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence.
Folder 188

Gordon Valley Project, 1926.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Related to water supply for the city of Vallejo, California.
Folder 189

Madera Canal, 1934-1958.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence and notes.
Folder 190

Miller & Lux, 1910-1930.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Tables of availability of water.
Folder 191

California Water Plan, 1958.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Gordon H. Garland,California Water Development Council, to Harry R. Wiley, Los Angeles.
Folder 192

Bertha M. Rankin correspondence, 1929-1931.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Pertaining to East Side Canal Company case.
Folder 193

Foothill Irrigation District, 1920.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Report of Harry Barnes to W.F. McClure, State Engineer, regarding proposed district.
Folder 194

Indian Wells Valley Irrigation District, 1921.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Report of A. M. Strong, on proposed irrigation system for the Inyokern-Mojave District, Kern County, California.
Folder 195

Miller & Lux, 1920.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Synopsis of various contracts between Miller & Lux and Southern California Edison Company and its predecessors.
Folder 196

San Joaquin River, 1929.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Suggested monthly flow schedule, compiled by Harry Barnes.
Folder 199

Barnes, Harry. Estimates of annual cost per acre, based upon various costs per acre foot canal side, under State Plan. Sept. 17, 1931.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Folder 200

Madera Canal, 1939.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda from U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to Harry Barnes, Chief Engineer.
Folder 201

Madera Irrigation District, 1929.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Statement by Harry Barnes regarding irrigation development of Madera area, prior and subsequent to organization of Madera Irrigation District.
Folder 202

Madera Irrigation District, 1921-1948.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Groundwater profiles, north from San Joaquin River.
Folder 203

Groundwater, 1933-1941.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports, etc.
Folder 204

Barnes, Harry. Specifications covering trenching and laying of concrete pipe. Oct. 17, 1947.

Physical Description: 3 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

To accompany letter of O. W. Israelsen.
Folder 205

Table for measuring the flow of wells, 1912.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Folder 206

Specifications on clearing and grubbing, 1926.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Folder 207

Debler, E. B. Reduction of conveyance losses in irrigation distribution. July 1, 1941.

Physical Description: 6 leaves.
Folder 208

Madera County Conservation Needs Inventory Committee, 1959.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes of meetings.
Folder 209

Sheridan Downey correspondence, 1949.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Downey related to Orange Cove Irrigation District case and Central Valley Project.
Folder 210

San Joaquin & Kings River Canal & Irrigation Company vs. Madera Irrigation District.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Opinion of the California State Superior Court (Fresno County).
Folder 211

Barnes, Harry. Data on flood conditions and the control of floods on certain east side tributaries of the San Joaquin River, in Madera County, California . Apr. 20, 1937.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Submitted to Madera Irrigation District. File includes photographs, maps, and correspondence.
Folder 212

Gravelly Ford Canal case, 1902-1933.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Data for testimony, memoranda, outline of evidence, average monthly seepage, and diversion records for Aliso Canal and Gravelly Ford Canal (Miller & Lux).
Folder 213

Kings River, 1918-1950.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Annual diversions from Kings River into area between Kings River, San Joaquin River, and Fresno Slough.
Folder 214

Exhibits to accompany the application of the San Joaquin & Kings River Canal & Irrigation Company, Inc., and the San Joaquin River Water Storage District for an order authorizing the transfer and sale of property, 1926.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, financial statements, tables, contracts, maps, etc.
Box Box 29, Folder 215

Bliss Estate, 1959-1960.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Athearn, Chandler & Hoffman, notes, etc.
Folder 216

Stewart Irrigated Farms, 1922.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Bond issued by Security Bond and Finance Company, Berkeley.
Folder 217

Domestic water rates, 1927-1928.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, tables, etc.
Folder 218

James J. Stevinson vs. Merced Irrigation District, 1930.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Decree in California Superior Court (Merced County).
Folder 219

Robinson Ranch, 1945-1957.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

C. Ray Robinson application no. 16604, correspondence, maps, etc.
Folder 220

Madera groundwater, 1916.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Table showing "distance from surface of ground to underground water surface as measured in wells in the vicinity of Madera, California," maps, etc.
Folder 221

James Irrigation District, 1952.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and map.
Folder 222

U.S. War Dept., Office of the Chief of Engineers. Partial report on Sacramento, San Joaquin and Kern Rivers, Calif. Feb. 25, 1931.

Physical Description: 11 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Letter report to the Secretary of War.
Folder 223

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Madera Irrigation District - acquisition of canal rights of way by District and transfer of same to the United States. June 29, 1948.

Physical Description: 4 leaves.
Folder 224

Water Project Authority of the State of California, Central Valley Project. Valuation of rights to the waters of the San Joaquin River proposed to be acquired for division to upper San Joaquin Valley. Sacramento, Mar. 1937. (Reports on acquisition of and plan of exchange for waters of the San Joaquin River ; report no. 4).

Physical Description: ca. 40 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Another copy: G438 F6 no. 4.
Folder 225

Water Project Authority of the State of California, Central Valley Project. Lands east of San Joaquin River between Chowchilla Farms and Stevinson Colony subject to uncontrolled overflow. Dec. 1937. (Reports on acquisition of and plan of exchange for waters of the San Joaquin River ; report no. 7).

Physical Description: 1 v.
Folder 226

Water Project Authority of the State of California, Central Valley Project. Chowchilla Farms, Inc. Nov. 1937. (Reports on acquisition of and plan of exchange for waters of the San Joaquin River ; report no. 7).

Physical Description: 1 v.

Scope and Content Note

Another copy: G438 F6 no. 6.
Folder 227

Barnes, Harry. Report upon possibilities of irrigation and power development, from the Fresno and Chowchilla Rivers. Apr. 1923.

Physical Description: 68 leaves.
Folder 228

Barnes, Harry. Memorandum of Madera Irrigation District to Mr. John C. Page, Commission of Reclamation, respecting the possible use by that District of water of the San Joaquin River, following construction of the Friant Dam and Madera Canal Units of the Central Valley Project . May 26, 1941.

Physical Description: 49 leaves.
Folder 229

Barnes, Harry. Data on irrigation of Buttonwillow Ranch and adjacent lands. 1920.

Physical Description: 52 leaves.
Folder 230

Madera Canal & Irrigation Company, 1924-1943.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

Details and summary of inventory of canal co. properties, notes, memoranda, correspondence, water rights information and data, etc.