Palmer DeLong was born on March 16, 1918 in Ogden, Utah. In 1941 he graduated from Utah State Agricultural College with a degree in Civil Engineering and joined the United States Bureau of Reclamation, where he directed water management projects and operations for 38 years. Among his most significant contributions was his service as the project manager of the Central Utah Project, a massive effort to provide water for agricultural, municipal, and industrial use through the construction of an extensive network of aqueducts, dams, and reservoirs. DeLong passed away in October 2010 in Orem, Utah.
This digital collection contains reports, speeches, photographs, and correspondence related to DeLong’s work on the Central Utah Project, which were scanned from original documents retained by the donor. A complete inventory of these digitized items, as well as additional physical materials housed in Special Collections and Archives, can be viewed here: http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv98550
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