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Main Title Columbia Interstate Compact: Politics of Water Resources in the Pacific Northwest.
Author Beckett, Paul ; Doerksen., Harvey ;
CORP Author Washington State Univ., Pullman. Dept. of Political Science.
Year Published 1973
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3848; OWRR-A-055-WASH; W74-07846 ; OWRR-A-055-WASH(3)
Stock Number PB-232 255
Additional Subjects River basin development ; Columbia River basin ; History ; State government ; Government policies ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-232 255 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 16p
The Columbia Interstate Compact represented an attempt to establish a regional institutional mechanism for river basin development. After seven Pacific Northwest states spent 18 years negotiating the Compact, and five attempts were made to ratify the Compact in the state legislatures, Oregon and Washington had not ratified. This study is in essence a history of the Compact negotiations, describing the efforts of the seven states in the context of the political environment in which the Compact was negotiated. Although the Compact effort may be dead, most issues with which it dealt, including allocation of water, reservation of power for states in which a dam is constructed, and out-of-basin diversion, are very much alive.