Reports, research materials, legal papers, minutes, and correspondence of the Commission. Subjects include irrigation, desalting,
water resource planning, water law, and water quality.
Congress passed the Water Resources Planning Act in 1965, creating a federal Water Resources Council. In 1967 they authorized
the creation of a non-federal National Water Commission to look after the long-range problems confronting the U.S. in its
effort to preserve its water resources. The Committee itself was established by Congress in September 1968 and consisted of
Charles F. Luce, Howell Appling, Jr., James R. Ellis, Roger C. Ernst, Ray K. Linsley, James E. Murphy, and Josiah Wheat.
16 Linear Feet
(34 boxes, 1 half-box, 1 flat-box)
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