Colorado River Management: Oversight Hearings Before the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, First Session, on Colorado River Management, Hearings Held September 7, 1983, Yuma, Ariz.; September 8, 1983, Needles, Calif
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1983 - 798 pages
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Page 694 - ... to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.
Page 138 - The Chief of the Weather Bureau, under the direction of the Secretary of Agriculture, on and after July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, shall have charge of the forecasting of weather, the issue of storm warnings, the display of weather and flood signals for the benefit of agriculture, commerce, and navigation, the gauging and reporting of rivers...
Page 287 - First, for river regulation, improvement of navigation, and flood control ; second, for irrigation and domestic uses and satisfaction of present perfected rights in pursuance of Article VIII of said Colorado River compact ; and third, for power.
Page 387 - The acceptance by the claimant of any such award, compromise, or settlement shall be final and conclusive on the claimant, and shall constitute a complete release of any claim against the United States and against the employee of the government whose act or omission gave rise to the claim, by reason of the same subject matter.
Page 771 - Government, as far in advance as practicable, any information it may have in regard to such extraordinary discharges of water from reservoirs and flood flows on its own territory as may produce floods on the territory of the other.
Page 388 - ... that claimant, by reason of infancy, insanity, or other legal reason, was unable to bring such civil action. (b) The Secretary of the Army shall promulgate and publish rules of procedure for handling the claims referred to in section 2 within sixty days after the date of enactment of this Act. He shall determine and fix the amount of awards, if any, in each claim within twelve months from the date on which the claim was submitted. Except as otherwise provided herein, the law of the State of Texas...
Page 284 - III(e) of the Colorado River Compact, but no such releases shall be made when the active storage in Lake Powell is less than the active storage in Lake Mead, (ii) to maintain, as nearly as practicable, active storage in Lake Mead equal to the active storage in Lake Powell, and (iii) to avoid anticipated spills from Lake Powell.
Page 282 - January 1, 1972, and yearly thereafter, the Secretary shall transmit to the Congress and to the Governors of the Colorado River Basin States a report describing the actual operation under the adopted criteria for the preceding compact water year and the projected operation for the current year. As a result of actual operating experience or unforeseen circumstances, the Secretary may thereafter modify the criteria to better achieve the purposes specified in subsection (a) of this section, but only...
Page 200 - That for the purpose of controlling the floods, improving navigation, and regulating the flow of the Colorado River, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June...
Page 201 - ... Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. In connection with operations conducted under this paragraph, the Secretary of the Interior shall have the same authority with respect to (a) the acquisition, exchange, and disposition of lands, interests in lands, water rights, and other property and the relocation thereof, (b) the utilization of lands owned or acquired by the United States, (c) construction and supply contracts, (d) the performance of necessary or proper acts, and (e) the making of necessary...