Colorado's Water: Online Exhibits

Dot and Delph Carpenter and Ralph Parshall,
from the CSU Water Resources Archive

Colorado State University’s Water Resources Archive is a treasure trove of digital documents relating to the history of water and water rights in our state.  Materials include theses and studies from CSU as well as the Western Waters Digital Library, which includes materials from 20 universities.  Also of interest on the Water Resources Archive website is a series of virtual exhibits featuring documents and photographs highlighting select persons and events in Colorado’s water history.  Right now you can view exhibits on Delph Carpenter and Ralph Parshall, two of the most important names in Colorado’s water history.  Dot Carpenter, Delph’s wife, is also featured in an exhibit highlighting her contributions.  Another exhibit covers 110 years of water rights in Colorado. 

To locate even more resources on Colorado’s water history, visit our library’s web catalog.  Two of the resources available from our library are Delph Carpenter, Father of Colorado River Treaties and The Parshall Measuring Flumeboth publications discussing the work of the two men highlighted in the online exhibits.