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Oregon Water Handbook A Guide to Water and Water Management

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ISBN-10: 0870711814

ISBN-13: 9780870711817

Edition: 2006

Authors: Rick Bastasch

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This in-depth examination of water law and management in Oregon provides a compelling perspective on a major environmental issues in the American West--the region's diminishing water supply. Bastasch offers thorough yet accessible explanations of a variety of water issues and controversies, bringing focus and clarity to a murky, complex subject. From Oregonians seeking interesting facts about their state's water riches to water specialists and users in need of a handy reference to Oregon's water law, the handbook offers a key to understanding how we use this precious and scarce resource.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Richard A. Bastasch was born in Portland, Oregon, on April 19, 1954. He was educated at Oregon State University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Earth Science and a Master's degree in Geography. Bastasch has worked with the Oregon Water Resources Department in strategic planning, river basin planning, public information, intergovernmental coordination, and legislative analysis. He wrote the definitive book on Oregon's water supply in Water Resources of Oregon: A Source Book on Oregon's Water and Water Management. Bastasch describes where the water in Oregon comes from, examines the region's diminishing water supply, and points out the impact this has on people, the environment, and…    

Preface
A Water Inventory
Clouds, Rivers, Rocks
Dividing the Waters-the Decision-making Process
Prior Appropriation: The Code of the New West
To Issue or Not to Issue: Water Rights and the Public Interest
The Ifs, Ands, and Buts of Water Rights
Other Authorizations
Oregon's Waterworks
Water Rights and Water Wrongs
Water Use: The Big Pitcher
Water at Work
Surface Water Safeguards
Groundwater Safeguards
Water Coordination and Planning
Reflections
Bibliography
Subject Guide to Water Management Provisions of Oregon Revised Statutes
Water Management Responsibilities and Regulations by Agency
Glossary
Index