This record group contains the administrative, legal, and financial records of the California State Reclamation Board established
The Board of Swamp Land Commissioners, established in 1861 (Chapter 352), was the first state agency involved with reclamation
in California. In 1866, this board was abolished and its responsibilities and powers transferred to the county boards of supervisors
(Statutes of 1865-1966, Chapter 570). Between 1866 and 1911 the Reclamation Fund Commissioners, Board of Commissioners of
the Sacramento River Drainage District, Department of Engineering, Board of Drainage Commissioners, and Sacramento Drainage
District were established and abolished, either being declared unconstitutional or having failed in their goals.
15 cubic feet and 215 volumes
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