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Overview Collection contains papers from the Federal Water Master's Office, Reno, Nevada, 1926-1982. Included are office operational records, correspondence; also water data, reports, maps and printed material relating to water in the Truckee and Carson River Basins, Nevada and California.
Abstract This collection consists of court documents for the case which involved water rights to the Truckee River in Nevada and a reconsideration of the Orr Water Ditch decree, and for the appeal cases which arose from that litigation. The collection Includes motions, interrogatories, answers and objections, notices, memorandum, lists of witnesses and experts, opinions of the litigants and the courts.
Abstract Includes legal briefs in the case of the U.S. and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe vs Truckee-Carson Irrigation District; correspondence, reports and notes on the California-Nevada Interstate Compact for Lake Tahoe, much of which was authored by Robert Leland; material on the Newlands Project; legal briefs in the case of the U.S. vs the Alpine Land and Reservoir Company; minutes of the Pyramid Lake Task Force; and materials related to deeding water rights to the tribe.