Instream Flow Protection: Seeking A Balance In Western Water Use

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Island Press, Feb 22, 2013 - Nature - 427 pages
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Instream Flow Protection is a comprehensive overview of Western water use and the issues that surround it. The authors explain instream flow and its historical, political, and legal context; describe current instream flow laws and policies; and present methods of protecting instream flow. They provide numerous examples to illustrate their discussions, with case studies of major river systems including the Bitterroot, Clark's Fork, Colorado, Columbia, Mimbres, Mono Lake, Platte, Snake, and Wind.Policymakers, land and water managers at local, state, and federal levels, attorneys, students and researchers of water issues, and anyone concerned with instream flow protection will find the book enormously valuable.
 

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Contents

What╠s the Big Deal Anyway?
1
A Short History of Water Use and Water Law in the West
9
Instream Uses of Water
45
How Much Water Should Be Left in Streams?
95
Instream Flow Protection Issues in the States
111
Methods the States Use to Protect Instream Flows
137
Effect of Instream Flow Protection on Other Water Uses
165
Federal Authorities and Approaches for Protecting Instream Flows
177
Federal Environmental Protection Legislation and Programs Affecting Instream Flows
255
Reaching a Balance in Water Allocation
297
Notes
307
References
379
Index
403
About the Authors
419
Island Press Board of Directors 1997
421
Copyright

Federal Water Development Programs Affecting Instream Flows
225

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About the author (2013)

David M. Gillilan is a law student at the University of Colorado.

Thomas C. Brown is an economist for the Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station of the U.S. Forest Service in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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