Freshwater Supply

Freshwater Supply

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The widespread drought conditions of 2002 focused attention on a critical nat. challenge: ensuring a sufficient freshwater supply to sustain quality of life a economic growth. States have primary responsibility for managing the allocation a use of water resources, but multiple federal agencies also play a role. For example, the Dept. of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation operates numerous water storage facilities, a the U.S. Geologic Survey collects surface a groundwater info. This report determines the current conditions a future trends for U.S. water avail. a use, the likelihood of shortages a their potential consequences, a states' views on how fed. activities could better support state water management efforts to meet future demands. Illustrations.Officials at the USGS, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the National Weather Service, each have ... supply forecasts, Natural Resources Conservation Service officials say they need to double the current number of snow packanbsp;...


Title:Freshwater Supply
Author: Barry T. Hill
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2006-03-01
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