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Series S346 - Hydro-electric investigation maps, survey drawings, and measurement data

Vancouver hydro-electric power schemes. Portion of topographical map - Alpha Lake to Green Lake Cheakamus Lake British Columbia. Commercial map of B.C. Plan showing the Brunette Saw Mill Co's timber claims "B" and "C" on upp... Portion of Harrison Lake and Lillooet River Hydro electric surveys. Preliminary plan of Brandywine Creek Cheakamus power survey : copy of portion of plan no. 11 accompanying report by E.A. Cleveland Hydro electric survey. Plan showing preliminary survey of Cheakamus Lake Hydro electric survey. Plan showing preliminary survey of Cheakamus Lake Hydro electric survey City of Vancouver : Cheakamus River system from Squamish River to Green River Hydro electric survey City of Vancouver : Cheakamus River system from Squamish River to Green River Chilliwack River development Hydro electric surveys. Plan showing location of water powers investigated by City of Vancouver Hydro electric surveys. Plan showing location of water powers investigated by City of Vancouver Profile showing levels of Squamish River and portion of Cheakamus River Hydro electric survey. Cheakamus River from Squamish River to Brandywine Creek Topographical map of Garibaldi Park Plan showing right-of-way through District Lots 2421, 1531, 2498 Contour map shewing proposed location of flume, reservoir and power plant Cheakamus River, B.C. Contour map shewing proposed location of flume, reservoir and power plant Cheakamus River, B.C. Plan shewing proposed hydro-electric power development on the Cheakamus River B.C. Proposed hydro-electric power development on Cheakamus River Map shewing proposed pole line of British Columbia Power and Electric Co. from Cheakamus River to... Plan & sections of possible reservoir on Green River Profile 6 Mile Creek from 2+4240 to 3+1990 Profile 6 Mile Creek Profiles of sections of Green & Soo Rivers Dam on Soo River at 4+4980 Profile dam no. 2 Soo River at 4+4980 Soo River profile from 6+3820 to 9+2380 Profile on possible dam sites across Soo River at 2+4340 Soo River profile from 9+2380 to 15+1650 Soo River profile from Green River junction west 6 miles 3820 ft Longitudinal section along [centre line] of dam sites at north end of Green Lake Plan showing locations of dam sites at Green Lake Plan showing preliminary survey of Cheakamus Lake, B.C. Topographical map of parts of the Cheakamus and Green River valleys General plan of works to be constructed at Nairn Falls. Green Lake. Lillooet District, B.C. General plan [of hydro-electric development on Green River] Plan of fore bay [Nairn Falls hydro electric development] Plan of dam for Nairn Falls development. Green River. Lillooet District, B.C. Plan of intake for Nairn Falls development. Green River. Lillooet District, B.C. Plan of power house for Nairn Falls development. Green River. Lillooet District, B.C. Key map shewing territory within which it is desired to sell power Longitudinal section on line of power mains Plan of Green Lake showing proposed draw-off works Map of headwaters of Cheakamus and Green rivers Profile of Upper Lillooet River Lillooet District from sale April 6th 1911 Profile of Lillooet River from Tenas Lake to Harrison Lake
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Hydro-electric investigation maps, survey drawings, and measurement data

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COV-S346

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  • 1891-1938 (Creation)
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    Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Engineer

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0.02 m of textual records and other materials

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(1886-)

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The creation of the position of City Engineer was required by bylaw #1. In addition to their other responsibilities, early City Engineers advised the Board of Works with what projects were necessary and presented them with recommendations on tenders. The Engineer also supervised an assistant engineer who carried out surveys, a street inspector, and the city’s scavengers who performed refuse collection.

The Office of the City Engineer received and sent correspondence on behalf of his divisions for certain matters (particularly in the early years, when the “City Engineer” and “Engineering Department” were nearly synonymous), produced manuals, reports, and publications; and otherwise contained documents which were directed to or emanated from the position of City Engineer proper.

From time to time, the City Engineer would be involved with special committees, such as the Metric Conversion Committee from 1977-1979.

The following individuals have served as City Engineer (from 1995, the City Engineer was also referred to as “General Manager” of the then renamed Engineering Services):
• John P. Lawson, 1886-1890;
• Henry B. Warren, 1890-1891;
• Thomas H. Tracy, 1891-1905;
• William A. Clement, 1905-1911;
• Frederick L. Fellowes, 1911-1924;
• Charles Brakenridge, 1924-1946;
• Charles A. Battershill, 1946-1949;
• John C. Oliver, 1949-1956;
• Randolph M. Martin, 1956-1971;
• Gordon H. Lawson, 1971-1974;
• William H. Curtis, 1974-1991;
• David Rudberg, 1991-[2004]
• Tom Timm, [2004]-2010
• Peter Judd, 2010 -

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Series documents efforts by the City Engineer's Office to plan hydro-electric development to serve the City of Vancouver, and is related to hydro-electric surveys conducted in the first three decades of the 20th century in the areas to the north, north-east and south-east of Greater Vancouver. The series consists of maps and survey drawings prepared for City-commissioned reports by the City Engineer's office, as well as reference maps and other proposals by firms such as the B.C. Electric and Power Company, the Bridge River Power Company, or the Nairn Falls Power Company, produced and compiled during report preparation on the source of hydro-electric power for Vancouver.

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Series also contains 101 maps, 5 architectural drawings and two photographs.

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