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Inventory of the Kings River Collection, 1916-1970 (bulk 1946-1962)
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Box Box 1, Folder 1

News clippings, 1916-1917.

Scope and Content Note

News clippings from the Fresno Morning Republican, December 17, 1916 and February 1917, discussing the investigation of the feasibility of constructing a large dam at Pine Flat on the Kings River.
Folder 2

Kings River Project, [1946?].

Scope and Content Note

Excerpts from hearings before the House and Senate subcommittees on appropriations, 79th Congress, 1st Session, March-May, 1945. Includes comments on the original U.S. Bureau of Reclamation authorization and Kings River Water Association testimony.
Folder 3

Kaupke, Charles L. The Kings River problem,1949 Nov. 14.

Scope and Content Note

Paper by the Engineer and Water Master of Kings River Water Association. Discusses the history of Kings River water rights appropriations, the laws and legislation that govern the use of the river, and the history of the Association.
Folder 4

Chronology of Kings River water contract negotiations, [1950?].

Scope and Content Note

Review of correspondence and conferences between the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Kings River interests pertaining to the negotiation of a repayment contract for the irrigation benefits of Pine Flat Reservoir, October 10, 1940 to March 20, 1950
Folder 5

Background information - Kings River Project, [1952].

Scope and Content Note

Summary information about the authorization of the project, allocation of costs, contract negotiations, power development, and reservoir operations.
Folder 6

Kings River projects, FPC projects nos. 175 and 1988, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, licensee, [1955?].

Scope and Content Note

Summary information about the Balch Project (no. 175) and, as revised, the North Fork of Kings River Project (no. 1988).
Folder 7

Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Kings River Hydroelectric Project : statistics and construction data, [1959?].

Scope and Content Note

Includes technical information on Balch Powerhouse, Haas Powerhouse, and Kings River Powerhouse.
Folder 8

Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The Kings River : a story of cooperation, [1962?].

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Includes a history of the river and its uses, along with a discussion of PG & E's Kings River power development.
Folder 9

Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Kings : 261,500 new kilowatts for California, 1962.

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Pamphlet produced by PG & E describing power development along the North Fork of the Kings River.
Folder 10

Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Kings River power development : a story of cooperation, [1962?].

Scope and Content Note

Discussion of the history of cooperation between PG & E, farmers, irrigation districts, and governmental agencies in the development of Kings River power resources.
Folder 11

Maps and diagrams of Kings River development, 1949-1970.

Scope and Content Note

Shows hydroelectric and recreational development. Produced by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.