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Main Title Patterns of Politics in Water Resource Development: A Case Study of New Mexico's Role in the Colorado River Basin Bill.
Author Ingra, Helen M. ;
CORP Author New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Div. of Government Research.
Year Published 1969
Report Number Pub-79; OWRR-B-012-NMEX; 13900,; B-012-NMEX(1)
Stock Number PB-203 490
Additional Subjects ( River basin development ; Political systems) ; ( Water rights ; New Mexico) ; ( New Mexico ; Water law) ; Policies ; Surveys ; Analyzing ; Reviews ; Pattern recognition ; Mathematical models ; Politics ; Hooker Dam ; Animas La Plata project
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-203 490 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 103p
While economists and engineers have fairly concrete and explicit criteria for judging water projects as economically justifiable and technically feasible, political scientists have yet to provide comparable insight into the process by which water development becomes politically viable. The project develops a pattern of politics which illustrates the process through which water development proposals become politically feasible. The basic variable which structures the pattern is the perception of the risks and rewards involved in different policy choices in water. The relevance and accuracy of the political model which is constructed is tested against examples of policy making. A case study is made of the way New Mexico got its share of the Colorado River Basin Act of 1968. The authorizations of the Animas-La Plata project and Hooker Dam are examined in particular detail.