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Instream flow protection : seeking a balance in Western water use / David M. Gillilan and Thomas C. Brown.

By: Gillilan, David M, 1960-Contributor(s): Brown, Thomas C. (Thomas Capnor), 1945-Material type: TextTextPublication details: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1997. Description: 1 online resource (x, 417 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1417539771; 9781417539772; 9781610910873; 1610910877Subject(s): Rivers -- West (U.S.) -- Regulation | Streamflow -- West (U.S.) | Water use -- West (U.S.) | Cours d'eau -- États-Unis (Ouest) -- Régularisation | Cours d'eau -- Débit -- États-Unis (Ouest) | Eau -- Utilisation -- États-Unis (Ouest) | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General | Rivers -- Regulation | Streamflow | Water use | West United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Instream flow protection.DDC classification: 333.91/00978 LOC classification: TC423.6 | G55 2001Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
1. What's the Big Deal, Anyway? -- 2. The Loss of Instream Flows: A Short History of Water Use and Water Law in the West -- 3. Instream Uses of Water -- 4. How Much Water Should Be Left in Streams? -- 5. Instream Flow Protection Issues in the States -- 6. Methods the States Use to Protect Instream Flows -- 7. Effect of Instream Flow Protection on Other Water Uses -- 8. Federal Authorities and Approaches for Protecting Instream Flows -- 9. Federal Water Development Programs Affecting Instream Flows -- 10. Federal Environmental Protection Legislation and Programs Affecting Instream Flows -- 11. Reaching a Balance in Water Allocation.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-402) and index.

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1. What's the Big Deal, Anyway? -- 2. The Loss of Instream Flows: A Short History of Water Use and Water Law in the West -- 3. Instream Uses of Water -- 4. How Much Water Should Be Left in Streams? -- 5. Instream Flow Protection Issues in the States -- 6. Methods the States Use to Protect Instream Flows -- 7. Effect of Instream Flow Protection on Other Water Uses -- 8. Federal Authorities and Approaches for Protecting Instream Flows -- 9. Federal Water Development Programs Affecting Instream Flows -- 10. Federal Environmental Protection Legislation and Programs Affecting Instream Flows -- 11. Reaching a Balance in Water Allocation.

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.

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