Water development and the environment : issues of water policy in California conference of May 31 - June 1, 1973

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Published by Water Resources Center, University of California in Davis, Calif .

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  • Water resources development -- California.,
  • Water-supply -- California.,
  • Water resources development -- Environmental aspects -- California.

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Other titlesIssues of water policy in California., Summary of viewpoints.
Statementsponsors, Water Resources Center, Cooperative Extension, Dept. of Water Science and Engineering, Division of Environmental Studies, University of California.
SeriesReport - Water Resources Center, University of California -- no. 27., Report (University of California (System). Water Resources Center) -- no. 27.
ContributionsUniversity of California (System). Water Resources Center., University of California Agricultural Extension Service.
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Pagination24 p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16013797M

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