Physical Description: 145 file folders.
Scope and Content Note
Arranged alphabetically by project title; no specific arrangement within the project.
From its inception, the Water Quality Control Board sponsored research projects in order to obtain scientific data pertinent
to the development of Board water pollution policies. The records in the research project files include meeting notes, contracts,
invoices, quarterly and monthly progress reports, final reports, correspondence, report proofs, project abstracts, project
outlines, photographs, board resolutions, legislation summaries, charts, graphs, research proposals, charts of accounts, field
work summaries, interdepartmental communications, maps, and diagrams.
The subjects covered in the research project files relate to the ten water quality control management projects administered
by the Board between 1951 and 1963. These projects cover the following topics: algae oxidation of ponds, compilation of sewerage
enabling acts, underground travel of pollution, water reclamation, compilation of water quality control criteria, pulp and
paper, affects of water discharge on kelp, bioassay and tracer techniques, the development of an interagency system for water
pollution control, and a two-part study of submarine outfall focusing on an oceanographic study and a study of the continental