Scope and Content Note

These are volumes of monthly reports and cover letters from the State Engineer and Surveyor to the Secretary of the Canal Board (1910-1914) and to the Comptroller (1915-1916).

The reports contain: contract number; location of construction; contractors; summary of work done; and percentage of work done. The reports are signed by a deputy state engineer. Legislation of 1903-1909 provided for construction and improvements on canals, specified contracting procedures, and outlined the duties of the state engineer and surveyor in regard to such construction.