Instream Flow Protection: Seeking A Balance In Western Water Use
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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Instream Uses of Water
How Much Water Should Be Left in Streams?
Instream Flow Protection Issues in the States
Methods the States Use to Protect Instream Flows
Effect of Instream Flow Protection on Other Water Uses
Federal Authorities and Approaches for Protecting Instream Flows
Federal Water Development Programs Affecting Instream Flows
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