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Colorado River Basin. hearings before the United States House Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation, Sixty-Ninth Congress, first session, on Apr. 12, 16, 19, 21, 23, 28, May 1, 17, 1926 by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Colorado River Basin Project (U.S.),
  • Watershed management -- Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico)

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About the Edition

Considers (69) H.R. 6251, (69) H.R. 9826

The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 85-312, v p
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15289618M

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