This online exhibit provides access to historic government records that document the human use and management of the Colorado River in Utah throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

Launched in conjunction with Utah Archives Month 2015, this exhibit is administered by the Utah State Archives and Records Service. Partial funding has been provided by the Utah Humanities (UH) in celebration of Arts and Humanities Month. UH empowers Utahns to improve their communities through active engagement in the humanities.

Recently Added Items

Photograph of the Ribbon-Cutting for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District Headquarters


1968 photograph showing Utah Governor Calvin Rampton, Orem Mayor Winston Crawford, and Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD) President Clyde…

Cover from a Central Utah Project Pamphlet


1968 Central Utah Project pamphlet cover published by the Central Utah Water Conservancy District.

Bureau of Reclamation Photograph of Central Utah Project lands near Utah Lake.


1965 Bureau of Reclamation photograph taken from a publication that shows Central Utah Project lands in the Bonneville Unit near Utah Lake.