Scope and Content
Title: Edward Hyatt papers
Date (inclusive): 1924-1949
Collection Number: HYATT
3 linear feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Collection is open for research.
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 Director of Distinctive Collections. 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.
[identification of item], [date if possible]. Edward Hyatt papers (HYATT). Water Resources Collections and Archives. Special
Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.
Edward Hyatt, the son of Edward and Margaret (Gill) Hyatt, was born near San Jacinto, Calif., on July 21, 1888. He received
degrees in civil engineering from Stanford University. He began his thirty-five year career in the service of his native state
as an engineer for the California Highway Commission. In 1916 he transferred to the State Water Commission, an agency created
to administer state laws pertaining to water rights. In 1921 the State Water Commission became part of the Division of Water
Rights of the State Department of Public Works; Mr. Hyatt was appointed deputy chief and then chief of that division. In 1927
he was appointed State Engineer of California. Mr. Hyatt directed surveys which led to the development of the State Water
Plan, the basis for the water conservation program in California, and of the Central Valley Project. He was a member of several
governmental planning committees, technical associations, and honorary societies. He was a Past-President of the Sacramento
Section of the Society. Mr. Hyatt died on June 17, 1954.
Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 120 (1955), p. 1568-1569
Scope and Content
Articles, addresses by Hyatt, and clippings, pertaining to dams, water rights, salt water intrusion, hydroelectric power,
the California Water Plan, and other aspects of water in California.
Select items from this collection have been digitized and are available online.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
California. Division of Water Resources
California. Division of Water Rights
California. Office of State Engineer
California State Water Plan
Central Valley Project (Calif.)
Water resources development -- California
Water rights -- California
Dams -- California -- Design and construction
Flood control -- California
Saltwater encroachment -- California -- Delta Region
Water-power -- California
Saint Francis Dam (Calif.)