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Practical Information for Beginners in Irrigation

Description: "The first few pages of this bulletin contain some suggestions to those who are confronted with the task of selecting a farm under an irrigation system. Arid soils and water supplies are considered in a general way from the standpoint of the irrigator. The greater part of the paper is taken up with a somewhat fuller description of how to locate and build farm ditches, how to prepare land to receive water, how to irrigate a few of the staple crops, and how much water to apply." -- p. 3
Date: 1917
Creator: Fortier, Samuel
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Ground Water in the Twenty-Nine Palms Indian Reservation and Vicinity, San Bernardino County, California

Description: From purpose and scope: The purpose of this study, done in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, was to provide hydrologic information necessary to aid in evaluating the feasibility of developing a water supply for the Twenty-Nine Palms Indian Reservation.
Date: October 1982
Creator: Freckleton, John R.
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Reservoir Evaporation in Central Colorado

Description: Purpose of study and report: This study is the result of an agreement between the Denver Water Department and the U.S. Geological Survey to investigate the evaporative losses from reservoirs which are a part of the Denver water-supply system. Interim results of the study were presented by Ficke and others (1977). The subject report is a continuation of results given by Ficke and others (1977).
Date: 1983
Creator: Spahr, Norman E. & Ruddy, Barbara C.
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Source, Use, and Disposition of Water in Florida, 1980

Description: From introduction: This report documents the results of the 1980 Florida water assessment made by personnel of the five Water Management Districts in a joint effort with U.S. Geological Survey personnel. The study was made as part of a statewide cooperative program with the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, Northwest Florida Water Management District, St. Johns River Water Management District, South Florida Water Management District, Southwest Florida Water Management District, and the Suwannee River Management District.
Date: 1983
Creator: Leach, Stanley D.
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Alaskan Water for California?: The Subsea Pipeline Option

Description: This background paper focuses on one technological option for increasing the supply of fresh water to the Southwest-that of building a freshwater subsea pipeline to transport water from Alaska to California. Originally a suggestion by Governor Walter Hickel of Alaska, the proposal has recently attracted attention in southern California.
Date: January 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
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Preliminary Report on the Geology and Water Resources of Central Oregon

Description: From introduction: The observations recorded in this paper were made during a rapid reconnaissance from east to west through the central part of Oregon in the summer of 1903, and are in continuation of similar work in the same general region previously done by the author, reports concerning which have been published.
Date: 1905
Creator: Russell, Israel C.
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Western Water and Drought: Legislative Analysis of H.R. 2898 and S. 1894

Description: This report summarizes and analyzes several key provisions in H.R. 2898 and S. 1894. It includes analysis of provisions specific to California, such as the management of threatened and endangered fish populations in relation to pumping operations of the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project (SWP) as well as provisions that are broader in scope and might have nationwide implications.
Date: December 23, 2015
Creator: Sheikh, Pervaze A.; Cody, Betsy A.; Stern, Charles V.; Carter, Nicole T.; Luther, Linda & Copeland, Claudia
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Drought in the United States: Causes and Issues for Congress

Description: This report defines drought and discusses its background and cause in the United States. It looks in detail at the 2007-2009 California drought as well as drought in the American West in general. Lastly, it discusses the future of U.S. drought and how congressional policy can affect drought.
Date: June 12, 2012
Creator: Folger, Peter; Cody, Betsy A. & Carter, Nicole T.
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Subsurface Storage of Freshwater in South Florida: A Prospectus

Description: From purpose and scope: This prospectus report presents no original investigative results, but relies upon those of studies documented separately for the preparation of synopses of diverse topics related to cyclic injection and recovery of freshwater in that part of south Florida underlain by saline artesian aquifers. The report is intended to aid the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other water managers by addressing fundamental issues...
Date: 1983
Creator: Merritt, Michael L.; Meyer, Frederick W.; Sonntag, Wayne H. & Fitzpatrick, Daniel J.
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Stock-Watering Places on Western Grazing Lands

Description: "The suggestions given in this bulletin for improving the water supply on grazing areas in the West are the result of the experience of the Forest Service in adding to or developing the water supply upon grazing areas on the National Forests, where the aim is to open up all new and heretofore practically unused range, to utilize more completely the forage on ranges now in use, and to insure a better control of the ranges themselves." -- p. 2
Date: 1914
Creator: Barnes, Will C. (Will Croft), 1858-1936
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Terrorism and Security Issues Facing the Water Infrastructure Sector

Description: This report presents an overview of the large and diverse sector of water infrastructure systems, describes security-related actions by the government and private sector since September 11, 2001, and discusses additional policy issues and responses, including congressional interest.
Date: November 17, 2008
Creator: Copeland, Claudia
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Terrorism and Security Issues Facing the Water Infrastructure Sector

Description: This report presents an overview of the large and diverse sector of water infrastructure systems, describes security-related actions by the government and private sector since September 11, 2001, and discusses additional policy issues and responses, including congressional interest.
Date: March 16, 2010
Creator: Copeland, Claudia
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Terrorism and Security Issues Facing the Water Infrastructure Sector

Description: This report presents an overview of the large and diverse sector of water infrastructure systems, describes security-related actions by the government and private sector since September 11, 2001, and discusses additional policy issues and responses, including congressional interest.
Date: January 6, 2010
Creator: Copeland, Claudia
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Terrorism and Security Issues Facing the Water Infrastructure Sector

Description: This report presents an overview of the large and diverse sector of water infrastructure systems, describes security-related actions by the government and private sector since September 11, 2001, and discusses additional policy issues and responses, including congressional interest.
Date: May 26, 2009
Creator: Copeland, Claudia
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Terrorism and Security Issues Facing the Water Infrastructure Sector

Description: This report examines recent congressional interest in the security of wastewater utilities, and whether or not to include water utilities in chemical plant security regulations implemented by Department of Homeland Security. Damage to or destruction of the nation's water supply and water quality infrastructure by terrorist attack or natural disaster could disrupt the delivery of vital human services in this country, threatening public health and the environment, or possibly causing loss of life. Interest in such problems has increased greatly since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States.
Date: December 15, 2010
Creator: Copeland, Claudia
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Drought in the United States: Causes and Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses how drought is defined, and why drought occurs in the United States. How droughts are classified, and what is meant by moderate, severe, and extreme drought classification, are also discussed. The report concludes with a description of policy challenges for Congress, such as the existing federal/non-federal split in drought response and management, and the patchwork of drought programs subject to oversight by multiple congressional committees.
Date: March 2, 2009
Creator: Folger, Peter; Cody, Betsy A. & Carter, Nicole T.
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California Drought: Hydrological and Regulatory Water Supply Issues

Description: This report discusses California's current hydrological situation and provides background on regulatory restrictions affecting California water deliveries, as well as on the long-established state water rights system, which also results in uneven water deliveries in times of shortages.
Date: December 7, 2009
Creator: Cody, Betsy A.; Folger, Peter & Brougher, Cynthia
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