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Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Coastal Resources records

Historical note

The Harbor Commission and the Commission of Dams and Reservoirs existed as independent agencies until 1935 when all related commissions came under the Department of Public Works and one division became known as Harbors and Rivers. By 1965, this division was under the Department of Natural Resources and by 1971 Harbors and Rivers became the division of Coastal Resources. By October 1, 1977, all related divisions, including Coastal Resources, were administered under the Department of Environmental Management.