Water resources activities in the United States Population projections and economic assumptions by United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on National Water Resources.

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Other titlesPopulation projections and economic assumptions.
StatementSelect Committee on National Water Resources, United States Senate, pursuant to S. Res. 48, Eighty-sixth Congress,March 1960.
LC ClassificationsTD223 .A453
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Paginationii, 49 p.
Number of Pages49
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Open LibraryOL22273652M
LC Control Number60062092

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