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National Water Commission Records
M0225  
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Description
Reports, research materials, legal papers, minutes, and correspondence of the Commission. Subjects include irrigation, desalting, water resource planning, water law, and water quality.
Background
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.
Extent
16 Linear Feet (34 boxes, 1 half-box, 1 flat-box)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.