Inventory of the Ronald B. Robie Papers, 1963-1982, (bulk 1967-1979)

Processed by Bridget Boylan.
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
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Ronald B. Robie Papers, 1963-1982, (bulk 1967-1979)

Collection number: MS 91/1

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
Processed by:
Bridget Boylan
Date Completed:
May 1991
© 2009 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ronald B. Robie Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1963-1982, (bulk 1967-1979)
Collection number: MS 91/1
Creator: Robie, Ronald B., b. 1937
Extent: 14 linear ft.
Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Shelf location: Water Resources Collections and Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

The Ronald B. Robie papers were donated to The Water Resources Collections and Archives in 1990 by Ronald B. Robie.

Access

Collection is open for research. Although materials do not circulate outside the archives, researchers are permitted to make photocopies.

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], Ronald B. Robie Papers, MS 91/1, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Access Points

California State Water Project
California. Dept. of Water Resources
California. State Water Resources Control Board
California. Legislature. Assembly. Committee on Water
Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act.
Water resources development -- Law and legislation -- California
Water-supply -- California
Water rights -- California
Water resources development -- California -- Delta Region
Water quality -- California -- Delta Region
California -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Peripheral Canal (Calif.)
New Melones Dam (Calif.)
California Water Plans, 1960-

Biography

Ronald B. Robie was born March 13, 1937 in Oakland, California. Raised in Oakland, he attended schools there and graduated from the University of California, Riverside, with a B.A. in journalism in 1958 and an M.A., also in journalism, in 1960. In 1967, he received his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Robie moved from Oakland to Sacramento in 1960 to work as a legislative intern and was chosen to work for Carley Porter, the influential Chair of the Assembly Committee on Water. Robie began working with Porter's office during the campaign over the state referendum on the Burns-Porter Act; ultimately accepted by voters, the act authorized the financing and construction of California's State Water Project. For the following 23 years, Robie devoted his career to California water policy issues and played a pivotal role in setting the state's course on those questions. Over that time, he acquired a reputation as an environmentalist who was also able to maintain the confidence of water developers in the state. He has characterized his approach to water policy as simultaneously emphasizing the directions of water development, water quality improvement, and water conservation and management.
Robie's influence on water issues has been exercised through terms at three state government posts. During his term with Carley Porter and the Assembly Committee on Water, two landmark water bills passed into law. The State Water Resources Control Board Act (1967) created that board to address issues of water quality and water rights; the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Act (1969) revised California's water pollution law and assigned the task of administering the pollution control program to the board. It is generally recognized that the two acts were largely drafted by Robie. In 1969, Robie was appointed by Governor Reagan to be the lawyer member of the State Water Resources Control Board. During the six years Robie served on it, the board handed down a number of major, controversial decisions on environmental protection for the San Francisco Bay Delta, the New Melones Dam area, and the American River. Governor Brown appointed Robie to be Director of the California Department of Water Resources in 1975 where he served until 1983. In addition to addressing issues like sources of energy for the State Water Project, water rights law, and drought, Robie spent many years in negotiating for construction of the Peripheral Canal; the proposal was eventually defeated in a 1982 referendum. As one of its chief architects, Robie defended the proposal as a compromise which would have both completed the State Water Project and protected the environment of the Delta.
Since leaving the Department of Water Resources, Robie has been active as a judge; at this time he is a Judge of the Superior Court in Sacramento. He has taught at McGeorge School of Law and has published many articles on water issues in professional and environmental journals. An oral history interview with Robie, The California State Department of Water Resources, 1975-1983, has been published by the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Riverside.

Scope and Content

The Ronald B. Robie papers consist of files and documents assembled by Robie during his years with the Assembly Committee on Water, the State Water Resources Control Board, and the California Department of Water Resources. The collection contains materials whose dates span from 1963-1982; the majority, however, are concentrated in the period from 1967-1979. A large portion of the material to be found in the collection is made up of copies of Robie's incoming and outgoing correspondence (as well as letters neither to nor from him) clippings, and office memoranda. Also present in significant amounts are legal papers, including briefs field during the late 1960s and early 1970s on New Melones Dam, the Delta, and the American River; a collection of legal opinions out of the Department of Water Resources; and documentation of miscellaneous other litigation. Binders (often with indexes) were compiled on topics such as the Dos Rios Dam Hearings; the Study Project on the Water Quality Control Program (which resulted in recommendations incorporated into the Porter-Cologne bill); Water Quality Control Actions taken by the State Water Resources Control Board; the California Water Advisory Panel; and the Governor's Commission to Review Water Rights Law. These contain very focused materials and may include reports, minutes of meetings, transcripts of testimony, charts and other types of documents. Robie has also kept copies of over 70 speeches by 40 prominent commentators on the water scene. Twenty-three binders, accumulated during Robie's term as Director of the Department of Water Resources, contain memoranda of activities by various staff members, providing an inside view of the workings of the organization. The Department of Water Resources years represent the largest group of materials in the collection; the most extensively documented topic is the process of negotiating the Peripheral Canal, primarily during the years 1977-1980. A notable weak spot is documentation of the Peripheral Canal issue after it came up for public referendum as Proposition 9. Virtually absent, also, is discussion of the 1976-1977 drought.
The arrangement of the Robie papers is described fully in an inventory on the following pages. It was decided during processing of the collection at the archives to group the papers into three series corresponding to Robie's three appointments. Materials within each of the three series were arranged into chronological order also during processing. Most of the descriptive headings used within each series were those originally given to the materials by Robie; where a heading may have been ambiguous or incomplete, another was assigned by the processor. The composition of the materials at the binder and file levels has been retained as originally brought together by Robie. However, thick subject files, made up of many loose papers, were broken up into groups of smaller folders. In the process, when sub-units within a file could be discerned and rearrangement seemed to add to the intelligibility of the contents, papers were shifted. For example, in the Peripheral Canal section of the Department of Water Resources series, copies of the bills and their various amendments were scattered throughout each of their individual files separated by other documents and unnecessarily duplicated at times, as well. It was decided within each file to move these from their somewhat random positions and collect them together.
Two related collections in the archives which researchers may also find useful are the speeches given between 1958-1973 by William R. Gianelli, Robie's predecessor at the Department of Water Resources (ask for GIAN), and the transcripts of hearings held before the State Water Resources Control Board in 1969 and 1970 on applications to appropriate water from the Delta (ask for MS80/1).

Index to Speeches

Note

Note: Numbers in bold at the end of each entry identify which piece in the collection contains the document.
Adams, W. W. Chair, State Water Resources Control Board Statement to Assembly Water Committee, 2 Apr 1974, 70
Armstrong, Ellis L. Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation Reclamation Faces the Future, 3 Dec 1969, 21
Arnett, G. Ray Director, California Dept of Fish and Game Fish, Wildlife, Water and the Delta: Challenges and Opportunities, 21 Aug 1972, 55
Aspinall, Wayne N. U.S. Congressmember Remarks to the National Water Resources Association, (as Chair, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs), 4 Nov 1971, 54
Auer, Mrs. Carl H. (Jean) Member, State Water Resources Control Board Water Quality and Water Quantity: A Look to the Future, 1 June 1973; 22 New Federal/State Relationships: Their Meaning to Livestock Industry, 14 June 1973; 22
Banks, Harvey O. Consulting Engineer, Contra Costa Co. and Orange Co. Water Districts Testimony before the Assembly Water Committee, 2 Apr 1974, 71
Bates, C.W. Secretary-Manager, Central California Irrigation District San Joaquin Valley vs. the Environmentalists, June 1973; 22
Beck, Louis A. Director, San Joaquin Valley Interagency Drainage Program Statement on San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Drainage Needs, 21 March 1979; 166
Carter, Jimmy President of the United States Water Policy Message, 23 May 1977, 169
Chadwick, Harold K. California Dept of Fish and Game Fish and Wildlife Implications of the SB 200 Referendum, 9 Jan 1981, 143 Fish and Wildlife Perspectives on Delta Water Facilities, 4 Apr 1979, 153
Chrisman, Ira J. Chair, California Water Commission The Implications of the Delta Decision, 8 Oct 1971, 54 Statement on Statewide Water Supply and Demand, 14 Jan 1975, 170
Coleman, David G. Chief, Central Valley Operations Coordinating Office, Bureau of Reclamation Statement on the 1977 CVP Water Supply Outlook, 4 Feb 1977, 160
Cologne, Gordon State Senator Opening Statement, (as Chair, Joint Hearing on the Dos Rios Dam), 17 Oct 1968, 9 Opening Statement, (at the Joint Meeting--Assembly Water Committee and Senate General Research Subcommittee on Water Resources), 17 Oct 1967, 1
Dendy, Bill B. Executive Director, State Water Resources Control Board Tribulations, 10 May 1973, 22 Statement to Senate Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources, 16 April 1974, 72
Dobson, Roy E. Member, State Water Resources Control Board A Newcomer's View of the Delta, 26 April 1973, 22
Dukleth, Gordon W. Division Engineer, Department of Water Resources The Dam Safety Program, 4 Feb 1977, 160
Fairbanks, W.H. Legislative Representative, Metropolitan Water District Water Rights Decision 1379 and the Peripheral Canal: Solutions to Delta Problems, 28 Oct 1971, 54
Fairchild, Guy Deputy Chief, Central District, Dept of Water Resources Statement of Dept of Water Resources on the Stockton Ship Channel Project, (for Ronald B. Robie), 24 June 1976, 157
Franklin, Scott E. Chair, California Water Commission California's Long Term Water Needs: What Has To Be Done, 7 March 1979, 165
Gianelli, William R. Director, Dept of Water Resources Statement Re: Proposed Plan of Development Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, (as Consulting Engineer, San Joaquin Co. Flood Control and Water Conservation District), 6 Nov 1964, 152 The New Administration Looks at the State Water Project, 20 Feb 1967, 144 Report of Dept of Water Resources Activities on Western States Water Planning, 13 March 1969 and 14 Aug 1969, 58 The Bay-Delta Area as it Relates to the State Water Project, 21 Aug 1969, 63 Everybody is in the Environment, 28 May 1970, 54 Report of the Dept of Water Resources, 6 Aug 1971, 53 Report of the Activities of the Dept of Water Resources, 7 Apr 1972, 55 Report of the Activities of the Dept of Water Resources, 5 May 1972, 55 Delta Problems and Possible Solutions, 9-10 Nov 1972, 55
Gilbert, Jerome B. Executive Officer, State Water Resources Control Board Delta Decision in the Future, 23 Sept 1971, 53
Green, Dorothy Consultant, Contra Costa Co. Water Agency The Peripheral Canal: A Deceptive Scheme to Fleece the People of Southern California, 8 Aug 1980, 152
Greydanus, Herbert Division Engineer, Dept of Water Resources Statewide Water Supply and Demand Outlook, 12 Oct 1973, 23
Krieger, James H. A Water Program for California, (presented to gubernatorial candidate Edmund Brown, Jr.), 10 Oct 1974, 78
Martin, Billy E. Regional Director, Bureau of Reclamation A New Era of Water Management in the Central Valley of California, 11 Oct 1974, 24 The Water Management Future is Upon Us, 12 Jan 1977, 160 Remarks on Water Conservation and User Allocation Procedures Under Prolonged Drought Conditions, 8 Feb 1977, 160 Remarks to the California Water Resources Association Luncheon, 15 Feb 1979, 170
Mulligan, Kerry State Water Resources Control Board Opening Remarks, (as Executive Officer), 13 June 1968, 10 Water Quality Control in California: State or Federal Control?, (as Chair), 6 Oct 1971; 54 California's Challenge: Balanced Water Use, (as Chair), 1 Dec 1971; 54
Norgaard, Richard B. Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, UC Berkeley An Analysis of Irrigation Benefits and Costs Attributed to New Melones Dam, 27 Sept 1972, 79
Nejedly, John A. State Senator The Value of Freshwater Outflows to the Delta, and of the Past Promises to Protect It: Wasted Water or Wasted Words?, Jan 1977; 137
Owen, Langdon W. Secretary Manager, Orange Co. Water District Who Needs the Peripheral Canal?, 10 Aug 1972; 55
Porter, Carley V. State Assemblymember Opening Statement (at the Joint Meeting--Assembly Water Committee and Senate General Research Subcommittee on Water Resources), 17 Oct 1967, 1 Opening Statement, (as Chair, Joint Hearing on the Dos Rios Dam), 16 Aug 1968, 9 Water and the Environment, (as Chair, Assembly Committee on Water), 6 Oct 1971, 18
Quigley, James M. Commissioner, Federal Water Pollution Control Administration Tomorrow's Clean Water for the West, 16 Nov 1967, 7
Reynolds, A.C. Director, Metropolitan Water District, 1952-1963 Statement on Behalf of the Domestic-Municipal Water Users of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, 11 and 12 Jan 1968, 1
Reynolds, Robin R. Dept of Water Resources Delta Standards, (as Deputy Division Engineer), 2 Sept 1971, 53 Statement of Dept of Water Resources on Proposed Amendments to Water Quality Control Plan--SF Bay Basin 2, (as Deputy Director), 4 May 1976, 157
Robie, Ronald B. The Delta Decision: Water Rights in a New Era, 14 Feb 1972, 55 Statement on Senate Bill 346, 19 Apr 1977, 135 Statement on Agricultural Water Conservation, 22 Nov 1977, 137 Dust Bin of History, 1 Feb 1979, 165 Statement on San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Drainage Needs, 21 March 1979, 166 Current Water Policy in the State of California, 17 May 1979, 141 The Peripheral Canal: Benefits to San Joaquin County, 7 Feb 1980, 152 The Peripheral Canal: Benefits to Contra Costa County, 13 Feb 1980, 152 Statement on SB 200 (Ayala), 27 Feb 1980, 152
Ruckelshaus, William D. Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency Environment 1971, 16 Dec 1971, 54
Shoemaker, Charles Deputy Director, Dept of Water Resources Water Problems in the San Joaquin Valley, 30 March 1979, 166
Teerink, John R. Director, Dept of Water Resources Report of the Activities of the Dept of Water Resources, 3 May 1974, 70 Statement before the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources on SB 1873, 21 May 1974, 70 Statement on the Draft EIR on the Peripheral Canal, 11 Dec 1974, 144 Report of Activities of the Dept of Water Resources, 7 Feb 1975, 144
Torkelson, Frank Acting Director, Dept of Navigation and Ocean Development Testimony on Delta Levee Improvement, 3 Nov 1975, 156
Waldie, Jerome R. State Congressmember The Rape of Northern Waters, 21 Feb 1969, 8
Warne, William E. Consultant in Water Resources Delta Standards for Local and State Needs, 1 Dec 1971, 157
Way, Howard State Senator Water Resource Development: Who Benefits and Who Pays?, 26 April 1974, 70
Woodward, K. L. A Review of the Delta Water Rights Decision, 15 Feb 1972, 55
Younger, Evelle J. State Attorney General Environmental Laws--a Mandate for Better Planning, 9 Feb 1973, 21
Unidentified Speaker Statement of the State Water Resources Control Board on SB 1873, (to the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources), 21 May 1974, 70

Subject Index to Selected Documents

American River History of the American River, Sources for Study of the History of the American River, Sources for Studying the Natural History of the American River, Suggested Field Trips and Activities in the American River Area, no date, 62A
Delta Suggested Approach in Writing Decision and Order on Delta Water Right Hearing, 24 June 1970, 48 Central Valley East Side Project Association vs. SWRCB, 23 July 1976, 51 Transcript of meeting of the Dept of Water Resources California Water Commission 2 Sept 1971, 53 Statement of Contra Costa Co. Water Agency to the Assembly Water Committee Regarding AB 837 (Badham), 5 June 1973, 56 Maintenance of Fish and Wildlife in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary in Relation to Water Development, California Dept of Fish and Game, April 1973, 56 The Changing Delta (script for a 15-minute motion picture by the DWR), Aug 1974, 144
Land Ownership Chart: Major Land Owners in State Service Area--San Joaquin Valley, 1 Feb 1978, 169 Chart: Large Landowners in the SWP Service Areas in Kern Co. and Kings Co., 17 June 1980, 172
Land Use Planning Overview of Agriculture in California, prepared for the California Land Use Task Force, 5 July 1974, 66 Development and Conservation Issues: Corresponding Planning Techniques and Allocations of Governmental Responsibility submitted to California Land Use Task Force, 21 March 1974, 66
New Melones Dam New Melones Dam-- Benefits or Costs? by B. Thomas Perry, graduate student in Environmental Planning, UC Berkeley, and Richard B. Norgaard, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, UC Berkeley, no date, 79
Peripheral Canal Peripheral Canal Unit: Central Valley Project, Official Comments of the State of California on the Feasibility of Water Transfer in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, 1969-70, 63 Special Task Force Report: AB 1328, as Amended 24 May 1979, and 28 May 1979 Orlob Report, 8 June 1979, 152 Special Task Force Report: Possible Compromise to Resolve Stalemate on Peripheral Canal, 28 Nov 1979, 153
SB 346 SB 346 (Including Index, Annotations and Reference to Existing Statutes), no date, 127 Key Elements--SB346 (with handwritten annotations), by the Dept of Water Resources, 1977, 135
Water Management Melbourne's Water Management Approach by Alan H. Croxford, Chairman, Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works, no date, 78
Miscellaneous Legal Briefs Sierra Club vs. Norman Livermore, 17 June 1976, 171 County of Inyo vs. City of Los Angeles, Petition for Rehearing of the Decision on Adequacy of the City's EIR, 12 July 1977, 171

 

I. Assembly Committee on Water, 1967-1969.

Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet
 

A. General Materials

Box 1, Folder 1

Miscellaneous Water Committee Concerns 1967-1969,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases.
Box 1, Folder 2-4

Ron Robie--Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings 1963-1970,

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Clippings of personal interest, including magazine articles, newspaper editorials, press releases.
 

B. Topical Materials

Box 1, Folder 5-6

Formation of State Water Resources Control Board (AB163) 1966-1967,

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, memoranda, press releases, staff reports.
Box 1, Folder 7-8

Water Pollution 1967-1969,

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, newspaper and journal clippings, memoranda.
Box 2, Folder 9

Dos Rios Dam Hearings 17 Oct 1968 (Sacramento), 16 Aug 1968 (Ukiah),

Physical Description: 1 large binder

Scope and Content Note

Speakers' statements, separate agenda for each hearing lists speakers.
 

California Water Quality Improvement Act (AB 413 (Porter-Cologne))

Box 2-3, Folder 10-13

Preliminary 1968,

Physical Description: 4 binders

Scope and Content Note

Committee task assignments for Study Project: Water Quality Control Program, minutes of meetings, reports, draft of revisions to Water Code proposed by the Project.
Box 3, Folder 14-17

After Enactment 1969,

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings, memoranda, analyses of the bill, suggested amendments, copy of AB 413.
Box 4, Folder 18

Carley V. Porter 1970-1972,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memorabilia on the occasions of Porter's 1970 tribute dinner and of his death, obituaries, list of Porter's 1971 speeches and of bills authored by Porter--1959-1968.
 

II. State Water Resources Control Board, 1971-1974.

Physical Description: 5 linear feet
 

A. General Materials

Box 4, Folder 19

Digest of Water Quality Control Actions 1970-1974,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically, contains a Table of Contents and a Subject/Phrase Index.
Box 4, Folder 20

Office File, Miscellaneous 1975,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, correspondence. Organization Chart, SWRCB, Sept 1974.
Box 4, Folder 21-24

Miscellaneous SWRCB Concerns 1973,

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, press releases, draft of Big Speech.
Box 4-5, Folder 25-29

Personal Correspondence 1969-1974,

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

(1969; 1970; 1971; 1972; Misc. 1970-74)
 

B. Topical Materials

 

New Melones Dam

Box 5-6, Folder 30-35

Office Files March 1964-March 1973,

Physical Description: 6 large folders

Scope and Content Note

(3/64-10/72; 10/72-11/72; 11/72-12/72; 1/73; 2/73; 3/73-11/73)
Arranged chronologically.
Correspondence, briefs, legal arguments, publications.
Box 6, Folder 36

Effects of the New Melones Project on Fish and Wildlife Resources Oct 1972,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

Report to the SWRCB by Dept of Fish and Game.
Box 6-7, Folder 37-39

Bureau of Reclamation Applications 14858, 14859, 19303 and 19304 Oct-Dec 1972,

Physical Description: 3 large binders

Scope and Content Note

(10/26/72-11/10/72; 11/13/72-12/4/72; 12/5/72-12/11/72)
Transcript of testimony, arranged chronologically.
Box 7, Folder 40

Publications 1972-1973,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains referrals to publications shelved in the Water Archives.
Box 7, Folder 41

USA v. SWRCB Oct 1973-Jan 1975,

Physical Description: 1 large folder (41)

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Legal argument over Decision 1422. Indexed by a brief description of contents.
Box 8, Folder 42-43

Miscellaneous 1975-1977,

Physical Description: 2 binders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings, memoranda, documents.
 

The Delta

Box 8, Folder 44

Analysis of Legal Problems in the Delta 1969,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

Attached letter identifies this as a law review article by Elmer Malakoff
Box 8-9, Folder 45-47

Delta Briefs 1969-1973,

Physical Description: 3 large folders

Scope and Content Note

(1969-70; 1971; 1972-73)
Arranged chronologically
Includes briefs related to In the Matter of Application 5625 and 38 Other Applications to Appropriate from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Water Supply (Decision 1379).
Box 9, Folder 48-51

Decision 1379 1971,

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Three draft versions.
Box 9, Folder 52

The Legal Duty of the Federal Central Valley Project 1 July 1974,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

A preliminary draft by Deputy General Counsel Jarlath Oley.
Box 10-11, Folder 53-56

Miscellaneous 1971-1974,

Physical Description: 4 large binders

Scope and Content Note

(1/71-9/71; 11/71-12/71; 1972; 1973-74)
Arranged chronologically
Clippings, correspondence, memoranda, press releases.
Box 11, Folder 57-58

Western States Water Planning 1966-1971,

Physical Description: 2 binders

Scope and Content Note

(1966-68; 1969-71)
Minutes, drafts of documents, correspondence.
Box 11-12, Folder 59-62

American River 1969-1973,

Physical Description: 4 large folders

Scope and Content Note

(1/71-9/71; 1171-12/71; 1972; 1973-74)
Briefs, Decisions, memoranda, transcript of testimony, correspondence.
Box 12, Folder 63

Peripheral Canal 1969-1970, 1974,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports.
Box 12, Folder 64

Martinez Hearing SWRCB 14 March 1970,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

Transcript of public hearing to review discharge cases
Box 12, Folder 65

Kerry Mulligan, Resignation as Chair SWRCB 1972,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, press releases.
Box 13, Folder 66

Planning and Conservation Task Force 1974,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
Box 13, Folder 67-72

1974 Legislation: SB 1873, AB 3070, AB 3204 1974,

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, reports, memoranda, copies of bills as amended, proposed amendments, bill analyses.
 

SWRCB Litigation

Box 13, Folder 73

Bank of America vs. SWRCB (Rancho Murietta Appeal) 1971-1974,

Physical Description: 1 large folder

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Twenty five sections of briefs. An index is provided.
Box 13-14, Folder 74-76

Contra Costa Co. Water Agency vs. SWRCB 1977,

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contents: Reply to Petitioners' Brief After Trial (14 Dec 1977); Closing Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Demurrer and Motion to Strike (6 June 1977); Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Demurrer to Petition for Writ of Mandate (5 Apr 1977).
Box 14, Folder 77

Environmental Protection Agency vs. SWRCB 1973-1976,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Briefs for petitioner and respondents, U.S. Supreme Court opinion.
Box 14, Folder 78-79

Miscellaneous 1974-1975,

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, Material gathered during the campaign of Gov. Brown, Robie comments on filling various state positions.
 

III. Department of Water Resources, 1976-1982.

Physical Description: 7.5 linear feet
 

A. General Materials

Box 14, Folder 80

DWR Legal Opinions 1975-1978,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

Divided by years, with final section: Attorney General's Opinions Memoranda. An index arranged by date is provided.
Box 15-18, Folder 81-89

Staff Activity Status Reports Oct 1976-Dec 1982,

Physical Description: 9 binders

Scope and Content Note

(10/76-12/77; 1/78-6/78; 6/78-12/78; 1/79-8/79; 8/79-12/79; 1/80-9/80; 9/80-8-81; 8/81-4/82; 5/82-12/82)
Memoranda. They are to be Ron's personal record of activities in DWR while he is Director.
Box 18-20, Folder 90-103

Staff Daily Activities Sept 1975-Dec 1982,

Physical Description: 14 binders

Memoranda from:

James, Bob (90-92) 9/76-12/77; 1/78-12/79; 1/80-11/82
Johnston, Jack (93) 1/78-11/79
Johnston, Jack/Mary Anne Mark 1/79-11/79
Mark, Mary Anne (95) 1/80-12/82
Meral, Jerry (96-98) 9/75-12/77; 1/78-12/79; 1/80-1/82
Reynolds, Robin (99) 7/76-12/77
Shoemaker, Chuck (100-102) 9/75-7/77; 12/15/78; 5/78-4/79
Miscellaneous Staff (103) 2/81-11/81
Box 21, Folder 104-108

Director's Notes 1980-1982,

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda on personnel actions, reports on small hydro development, inventory of records of the Brown Administration sent to the History and Archives Project, organization charts for DWR (Nov 1982), photocopies of handwritten notes sent by Robie.
 

B. Topical Materials

 

Peripheral Canal

 

SB 346

Box 21-23, Folder 109-120

Office Files 1977,

Physical Description: 11 large file folders
Box 21, Folder 109-111

General Correspondence Jan-May; June-July; Aug-Oct

Box 22, Folder 112-114

DWR Amendments Jan-15 June; 16 June-July; Aug-Sept

Box 22, Folder 115

Amendments Submitted by Others

Box 22, Folder 116

Correspondence to and from State Legislators

Box 22, Folder 117

Letters of Support

Box 22, Folder 118

Letters of Opposition

Box 22, Folder 119

Speeches

Box 23, Folder 120

Technical Back-up Data

Box 23, Folder 121-122

Documentation of the Bill's History 1977,

Physical Description: 2 large binders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged into 12 sections:
Correspondence, handout material, financial analysis, operations studies... An index is provided.
Box 24-25, Folder 123-126

Documentation of Reactions to a Peripheral Canal 1977-1979,

Physical Description: 4 binders

Scope and Content Note

(1976-1977; 1977; 1978; 1978-1979)
Correspondence, comments on the bill, analyses of the bill, proposed amendments, maps, memoranda, reports.
Box 25, Folder 127-133

Amendments 1977,

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

Final versions of the bill at various dates, working copies of the bill with suggested amendments, amendments proposed by various groups.
Box 25-26, Folder 134-137

Miscellaneous 1977,

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, clippings.
Box 26, Folder 138

SB 1361 1980,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Final printed versions of the bill, working copies of the bill with suggested amendments, roll calls.
 

SB 200

Box 26, Folder 139-141

Comments and Analyses of the Bill 1979-1980,

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, reports.
Box 26-27, Folder 142-143

Amendments 1979-1980,

Physical Description: 1 large binder and 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Final printed versions of SB 200 as well as of related Assembly Bills, working copies of the bills with suggested amendments, copies of amendments proposed by various legislators.
Box 27-30, Folder 144-149

Clippings 1977-1982,

Physical Description: 6 large binders

Scope and Content Note

(Aug 1974-July 1975; June-Dec 1977; Jan 1977-Oct 1980; 1980-1981; 1981-1982; May-June 1982)
The first binder also contains memoranda, correspondence, draft EIR for the peripheral canal, Comments by the Sierra Club and the Environmental Defense Fund on the draft EIR (43 pp).
Box 30, Folder 150-151

Correspondence 1980,

Physical Description: 2 large binders

Scope and Content Note

Letters from private citizens and legislators with copies of Robie's replies, a few memoranda, press releases and clippings.
Box 31, Folder 152

Reports 1979-1980,

Physical Description: 1 binder
Box 31, Folder 153-154

Miscellaneous 1979-1980,

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, memoranda, correspondence.
Box 31, Folder 155

California Water Advisory Panel 27-28 Oct 1975,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

Meeting notes transcribed from a cassette recording. A list of those in attendance is provided.
Box 31, Folder 156-157

Delta Negotiations 1975, 1976,

Physical Description: 1 binder;
Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, comments from various agencies on DWR's Phase II report on Delta Alternatives, summary of testimony at Delta Water Hearing (15 Nov 1976), charts of supply and demand for Delta water.
Box 31, Folder 158

Western States Water Council 1975-1982,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

From Bob Miller: Here is a small pile of WSWC material that I felt Ron might like to have....This material was subjectively selected for its personal and nostalgic merit.
Memoranda, correspondence, policy statements.
Box 31, Folder 159

Surplus Water 1963-1968,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

From P. A. Towner: In reply to your memorandum of August 4, 1976, we have assembled copies of correspondence, etc., on the early background of the surplus water program and amendments.
List of contents is provided.
Box 32, Folder 160

Federal/State Issues 1977,

Physical Description: 1 large binder

Scope and Content Note

15 sections in alphabetical order (A-F), each section has a contents page Memoranda, reports, press releases, position papers, drafts.
Box 32, Folder 161

Coal Power Plant 1978,

Physical Description: 1 large binder

Scope and Content Note

47 sections of memoranda, 11 sections of articles
Index is provided.
Box 33-34, Folder 162-164

Governor's Commission to Review Water Rights Law 1978,

Physical Description: 3 large binders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically (A-F; G-Q; R-Z)
First binder contains a list of commenters' names and affiliations.
Box 34, Folder 165-166

San Joaquin Valley 1978-1979,

Physical Description: 2 binders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by subject, an index is provided
DWR reports and excerpts, memoranda, graphs and tables.
Box 35, Folder 167

State Employees' Strike June 1979,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

3 sections: Court Decisions, Status Reports, News Clips.
Box 35, Folder 168

Proposition 8: Water Resources Development and Protection Nov 1980,

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, a copy of the proposition.
Box 35, Folder 168-172

Miscellaneous 1977-1980,

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, memoranda.