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Arid lands in Nevada.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands

Arid lands in Nevada.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Deserts,
  • Public lands,
  • Reclamation of land

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesTo encourage reclamation of arid lands in Nevada
    SeriesH.rp.1418
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination3 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16121221M

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Arid lands in Nevada by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands Download PDF EPUB FB2

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In addition to restorationists, the book will be an invaluable resource for anyone working in arid lands, including farmers, ranchers, gardeners, landscapers Cited by: IN NEVADA AND THE WESTERN STATES In addition, much of the activity took place on public lands, and therefore modified the land ownership concept associated with the riparian doctrine.

The prior Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) though provide the procedure byFile Size: KB. Representative Francis G. Newlands of Nevada, who later served in the Senate, authored legislation that led to the construction of major dams, reservoirs, and canals for irrigation. Sales of public lands for farming financed the projects.

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John Vernon is Distinguished Professor of English at Binghamton University and the author of ten books. The International Arid Lands Consortium (IALC) works to achieve research and development, educational and training initiatives, demonstration projects, workshops, and other technology transfer activities applied to the development, management, restoration, and reclamation of arid and semiarid lands in North America, the Middle East, and elsewhere in the world.

Its story exemplifies the range of difficulties associated with settling the nation’s final frontier—the remaining irrigable lands in the arid West, including Indian lands—and illuminates some of the current issues and conflicts concerning the Colorado River.

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