Series 189
Governor Blood Deer Creek and Salt Lake aqueduct project files

Dates: 1933-1940.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

These records, acquired by the governor's office, document events surrounding the construction of Deer Creek Reservoir and the Salt Lake Aqueduct. These two projects and the Utah Lake project (diking the lake to decrease evaporation) are known as the Provo River Project. This series contains correspondence, reports, briefs and minutes. Reports on the projects' progress, engineering reports, lists of financial contributors, letters from individuals and companies exploring purchasing water, etc. can be found within these records.

The water for Deer Creek Reservoir, which was built on Provo River, also came from the Duchesne and Weber Rivers. The Provo River project was a Public Works program. The money for the project was advanced by the federal government and was to be paid back in forty annual installments without interest. The Provo River Project provided water for Provo, Salt Lake, and surrounding areas. The Salt Lake Aqueduct was built to transport water from Deer Creek Reservoir to Salt Lake City.


Chronological by year thereunder alphabetical by document type.

Related Records

Correspondence from the Governor Blood, Series 186, contains correspondence relating to Deer Creek Reservoir.

Relief programs from the Governor Blood, Series 191, contain materials on Public Works projects, and Deer Creek Reservoir was a Public Works project.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Wendy Checketts, May 2000. This inventory was updated following microfilming in 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Blood, Henry Hooper, 1872-1942.
  • Dikes (Engineering)—Utah Lake (Utah).
  • Deer Creek Reservoir (Utah).
  • Provo River (Utah).
  • Great Salt Lake (Utah)—Aqueducts.

Container List

1 1 1 1933; Correspondence
1 1 2 1934; Correspondence, Jan-Feb
1 1 3 1934; Correspondence, Mar-Apr
1 1 4 1934; Correspondence, May-Jul
1 1 5 1934; Correspondence, Aug-Dec
1 1 6 1934; Minutes, Feb-Mar
1 1 7 1934; Minutes, Apr-Dec
1 1 8 1934; Reports
1 1 9 1934; Subscriber for water
2 1 10 1935; Correspondence
2 1 11 1935; Metro water district of L. A. concerning Utah and Copper Cable, Jun-Aug(oversized map removed - see map drawer 9)
2 1 12 1935, Metro water district of L. A. concerning Utah and Copper Cable, Sep-Dec
2 1 13 1935; Minutes
2 1 14 1936; Correspondence
2 1 15 1937; Briefs
2 1 16 1937; Briefs
2 1 17 1937; Correspondence
2 1 18 1938; Minutes
2 1 19 1938-40; Correspondence
2beginning splice 9 1 Oversized map removed from 1935; Metro water district of L. A. concerning Utah and Copper Cable, Jun-Aug

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