Protection and development of lower Colorado River basin.
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Protection and development of lower Colorado River basin. Information presented to the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation, House of Representatives, Sixty-eighth Congress, first session, in connection with B.R. 2903 by Mr. Swing. A bill to provide for the protection and development of the lower Colorado River basin. Statements by citizens of Arizona relative to the Colorado River problem and opinions on the legal questions involved ... by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation.

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Published by [Govt. Print. Off.] in Washington .
Written in English



  • Colorado River.


  • Colorado River

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Addison T. Smith, chairman.

LC ClassificationsTC425.C6 A3 1924a
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 152 p.
Number of Pages152
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6471429M
LC Control Number44021039

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About the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program In , the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program was established to help bring four species of endangered fish back from the brink of extinction: the humpback chub, bonytail, Colorado pikeminnow, and razorback sucker. Citation: An Act to provide for the construction of works for the protection and development of the Colorado River Basin, for the approval of the Colorado River compact, and for other purposes, Decem ; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, ; General Records of the United States Government; Record Gr National Archives. While it was recognized that storage on the Colorado River was essential not only for the flood protection and development for the lower basin, the Upper Basin States faced the possibility that water conserved by storage would be put to use in the Lower Basin more rapidly than the Upper Basin could use its share of the normal flow and thus form. and to secure the expeditious agricultural and industrial development of the Colorado River Basin, the storage of its waters, and the protection of life and property from floods” (USBR, ) As part of the Compact, the seven western states were split into two groups: Upper Division (Wyoming.

Description. The woundfin is a small slender, silvery minnow, with a flattened head and belly, long snout, leathery skin, and no scales. There are barbels on the corners of its lips, and its common name likely comes from the first spinous ray of its dorsal fin, which is maximum length is rarely more than cm (3 in). It can be distinguished from spikedace and spinedace by Family: Cyprinidae. The Colorado River (Spanish: Río Colorado) is one of the principal rivers (along with the Rio Grande) in the Southwestern United States and northern 1,mile-long (2, km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. states and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the river flows generally southwest across Mouth: Gulf of California. Established in , the Recovery Program is a unique partnership of local, state, and federal agencies, water and power interests, and environmental groups working to recover endangered fish in the Upper Colorado River Basin while water development proceeds in accordance with federal and state laws and interstate compacts. Key provisions of this federal legislation included (1) declaration that the Colorado River Compact would be effective upon the approval of six basin states if California, by state law, limited its guaranteed use to million acre-feet of water per year; (2) authorization for building Boulder/Hoover Dam and the All-American Canal; and (3) an.

development of the Colorado River Basin, the storage of its waters, and the protection of life and property from floods. To these ends the Colorado River Basin is divided into two Basins, and an apportionment of the use of part of the water of the Lower Basin, and whenever necessary the States of the Upper Division shall deliver at Lee. Within the upper basin, under the Compact, the portion of Colorado River available to the upper basin states (Arizona being excluded) is allocated according to the following percentages. The year marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Colorado River Compact. Delegates from the seven Colorado River Basin states met on November 9, , in New Mexico to discuss, negotiate and ultimately work out the compact. It was then signed in the Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, on November The compact apportioned Colorado River water between Upper and Lower Basin states. Deacon, J.R., and Stephens, V.C., , Trace elements in streambed sediment and fish liver at selected sites in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, – U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98–, 19 p.