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Support for this project was provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority under Contract No. TV-93635V, the Environmental Protection Agency under Grant No. GR 823884-01-0 and X826699-01-0, the McKnight Foundation under Grant No. 94-990, the former National Biological Service under Grant Agreement No. 1445-GT09-95-0017, the Natural Resources Conservation Service under Cooperative Agreement No. 68-3A75-5-175, the Forest Service, the Bureau of Reclamation under Grant No. 1425-96-FG-81-07009, and the National Water Research Institute.

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New strategies for America's watersheds / Committee on Watershed Management, Water Science and Technology Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-06417-1 (casebound)

1. Watershed management—United States. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Watershed Management.

TC423 .N46 1999

333.73—dc21 98-58156

Cover: The watersheds of Arizona appear on this digital map created by Ray Sterner of Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory. The image, with north at the top, shows an area about 200 by 150 miles, with the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon at the top. The Colorado Plateau occupies the top and upper right portions of the view, with the Basin and Range terrain visible in the lower left. Between the two is a northwest-southeast trending transition zone of mountainous terrain. The oblong blue feature in the lower center of the image is Roosevelt Lake, impounded by Theodore Roosevelt Dam. This image, and similar ones for all states, is available on the World Wide Web at

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