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Published by Academic in San Diego .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Water-supply -- United States -- Management.,
  • Water use -- United States.,
  • Water resources development -- United States.,
  • Water-supply -- Government policy -- United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementStephen A. Thompson.
LC ClassificationsTD223 .T527 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 371 p. :
Number of Pages371
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL398258M
ISBN 100126893403
LC Control Number98087241

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