Dams, reservoirs and withdrawals for water supply
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Dams, reservoirs and withdrawals for water supply historic trends by Walter Basil Langbein

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Published by U.S. Geological Survey in [Reston, Va.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Dams -- United States,
  • Reservoirs -- United States

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Edition Notes

Statementby Walter B. Langbein
SeriesOpen-file report -- 82-256, Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 82-256
ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13564950M

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