Executive summary of critical water problems facing the eleven Western States: westwide study (Google eBook)

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The Bureau, 1975 - Nature - 85 pages
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Page 26 - It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States that certain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values...
Page 12 - ... has made specific commitments to the Indian people. For their part, the Indians have often surrendered claims to vast tracts of land and have accepted life on Government reservations. In exchange, the Government has agreed to provide community services such as health, education and public safety, services which would presumably allow Indian communities to enjoy a standard of living comparable to that of other Americans. This goal, of course, has never been achieved. But the special relationship...
Page i - Interior shall conduct full and complete reconnaissance investigations for the purpose of developing a general plan to meet the future water needs of the Western United States.
Page 39 - Congress declares that the satisfaction of the requirements of the Mexican Water Treaty from the Colorado River constitutes a national obligation...
Page 25 - Stat. 897) may be used for the purpose of acquiring lands, waters, or interests therein pursuant to this section that are needed for the purpose of conserving, protecting, restoring, and propagating selected species of native fish and wildlife, including migratory birds, that are threatened with extinction.
Page 12 - Indian families have cash incomes below $2,000 356 a year; 75 percent have incomes below $3,000. With rare exception, Indian communities are so underdeveloped that there is little, if any, opportunity for significant social or economic progress. Two percent of all the land in the United States is Indian land. Indian lands are about the size of all the New England States and a small slice of New York.
Page 47 - Hereinafter, the Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service will be referred to collectively as "Federal agencies.
Page 1 - Interior to conduct full and complete reconnaissance investigations for the purpose of developing a general plan to meet the future water needs of the 11 contiguous Western States.
Page 38 - Nation, it is also one of the most institutionally encompassed rivers in the country. There is no other river in the Western Hemisphere that has been the subject of so many disputes of such wide scope during the last half century as the Colorado River.

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