The preservation of instream flows in the western states
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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Rivers -- Law and legislation -- West (U.S.),
  • Rivers -- West (U.S.) -- Regulation,
  • Streamflow -- West (U.S.),
  • Water use -- West (U.S.)

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Edition Notes

Statementby Duncan Hollomon
SeriesReport (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service) -- no. 85-806 A, Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1985-1986, reel 5, fr. 000480
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15454419M

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