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Instream Flow Uses and Values

As more water has been diverted from rivers and streams to serve our farms and growing cities and towns, instream flows have diminished. To reach a good balance in the allocation of water between instream and offstream uses, we need a better understanding of the roles, uses, and values of instream flow, and of the laws and regulations that affect water allocation. This project aims to enhance that understanding.

Selected Publications

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  • Brown, Thomas. C. 2003. Water Availability and Recreational Opportunities. Pages 299-314 (Chapter 14) in Riparian Areas of the Southwestern United States: Hydrology, Ecology, and Management, edited by Malchus B. Baker, Peter F. Ffolliott, Leonard F. DeBano, and Daniel G. Neary, Lewis Publishers, New York, 408 pages.
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