Water Use Conflicts in the West; Implications of Reforming the Bureau of Reclamation's Water Supply Policies

Water Use Conflicts in the West; Implications of Reforming the Bureau of Reclamation's Water Supply Policies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1997-06-01 edition. Excerpt: ...to show that the potential local and enviromnental implications of transfers will be minimal. The bureau recently issued blanket approvals for short-terrn transfers of water within two distinct CVP service areas--the Friant division and the westem San Joaquin Valleybut no such approval exists for transfers between regions or outside the CVP. Very few potential participants have experience with negotiations for long-term water transfers, and they need time to understand the act and leam how to take advantage of its provisions. The uncertain implications of regulations regarding endangered species and water quality in the delta may also have contributed to the lack of transfers in the first five years of the program?' The necessary learning process may be prolonged by confusion about the interpretation of certain portions of the transfer provision. For example, the Bureau of 20. The proposals are available on the bureau's Mid-Pacific Region Web page at http: //www.mp.usbr.gov/cvpiahtml. 21. Note, however, that the State Water Bank operated in 1991, 1992, and 1994 (an extremely wet year made it unnecessary in 1993) and successfiilly transferred water from north of the delta to buyers south of the delta in each year. Also see Richard W. Wahl, "Market Transfers of Water in California," West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law, Policy, Thought, University of California, Hastings College of Law, vol. 1, no. 1 (Spring 1994), pp. 45-69. Two issues involve the role of the contracting district in transfers negotiated with individual farmers: the 20 percent threshold that triggers a review and approval of a transfer by the district (section 3405(a)(1)), which was one of the sticking points in the failed transfer of water...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236764064
  • 9781236764065