History

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Video history of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area

A short, animated video produced by Noah Besser Animations, explaining the history of the Poudre River

State of Colorado Water Law

Water law for Colorado, which includes the Cache la Poudre River

Historical Context of Water Law for the Cache la Poudre

Created by the Colorado Water Institute at CSU, this gives historical context for water law in Colorado, but specifically on the Cache la Poudre River

Greeley's Water History

A brief history of water usage in Greeley, beginning in 1830, written by the City of Greeley

Irrigation, Settlement, and Change on the Cache La Poudre River

A detailed history of irrigation in the Poudre River watershed by Rose Laflin

History of Agricultural and Urban Water Use in Fort Collins

A website by Public Lands History Center researchers about the history of Cache la Poudre River history water use, focused on Fort Collins

The Reservoir System of the Cache la Poudre Valley

1901 government report by E.S. Nettleton; bulletin no. 92 of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Experiment Stations.

Storage of Water on Cache la Poudre and Big Thompson Rivers

1903 government report by C.E. Tait; bulletin no. 134 of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Experiment Stations.

A History of Fort Collins: Eyewitness to Fort Collins Development

This video, produced by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Colorado State University, discusses Fort Collins' planned growth in the mid-20th century. It includes a 1970 video promoting recreational development along the river followed by talks by several experts on the area's planning history.

Poudre Libraries History

A small bit of history on the naming of the Cache la Poudre River.
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