Water and the issues surrounding it — water rights, drought and climate, flooding, availability, etc. — is an important topic in our state where this diminishing resource must be found for millions of residents. Colorado State University Libraries and the Colorado Water Institute have put together a Water Resources Archive that includes thousands of resources, both current and historical, regarding water in our state. The site includes numerous digital objects including studies, reports, and theses and dissertations, but also includes some valuable historical content such as online exhibits, photographs, and, most recently, a collection of oral histories about the 2013 northern Colorado floods.
This digital archive is a great place to start if you are researching water issues in Colorado — but also be sure to check out the State Publications Library’s resources, which also offers numerous reports and studies on water through our digital repository. Our library also offers a large collection of print documents — search our online catalog for these as well as links to online serials and other documents.