Federal-State relations in the field of water rights
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Federal-State relations in the field of water rights hearings before the Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, eighty-sixth Congress, first session.

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Published by G.P.O. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Water rights -- United States.

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Microfiche. Littleton, Colo. : Fred B. Rothman, [1983]. 4 microfiches : negative. (Law books recommended for libraries. Property ; 163).

SeriesLaw books recommended for libraries -- 163.
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Pagination378 p.
Number of Pages378
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18472804M

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