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Past and Future Water Use in the United States
The Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning
Act of 1974 requires the Forest Service to periodically assess anticipated
resource supply and demand conditions of the nation's renewable resources.
This project focuses on fresh water demand.
- Foti, Romano, Jorge A. Ramirez, and Thomas C. Brown. 2012. Vulnerability of U.S. water supply to shortage: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-295. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 147 p.
- Brown, Thomas C. 2000. Projecting
U.S. freshwater withdrawals. Journal of Water Resources Research
(767 KB PDF file)
- Brown, Thomas C. 1999. Past and future freshwater use
in the United States: A technical document supporting the 2000 USDA Forest
Service RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-39. Fort Collins,
CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research
Station, 47 p.
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