Hilgardia
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Hilgardia

The water rights situation: Increasing population and complexities of distribution of state's water supply comprise problem of major proportions

Author

Wells A. Hutchins

Author Affiliations

Wells A. Hutchins was formerly Lecturer in Irrigation, University of California, Davis, and is Agricultural Economist, Farm Economics Research Division, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Berkeley.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 11(4):2-40. DOI:10.3733/ca.v011n04p2. April 1957.

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Abstract

Hutchins W. 1957. The water rights situation: Increasing population and complexities of distribution of state's water supply comprise problem of major proportions. Hilgardia 11(4):2-40. DOI:10.3733/ca.v011n04p2

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