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Water Resources

Water resources are sources of water that are useful or potentially useful. Uses of water include agricultural, industrial, household, recreational and environmental activities. Virtually all of these human uses require fresh water.

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La Siberia - Geography
... inhabitants have created several reservoirs along the Guadiana, providing locals with ample water resources ... is approximately 6.395×109 m3 (2.258×1011 cu ft), or about 12% of Spain's water resources La Serena alone holds 6% of the country's water ... The region is well known for its abundant water resources because of all the reservoirs, La Siberia contains the longest inland coastline of any region of Spain and also the largest amount of freshwater ...
Santiam State Forest - Water Resources
... Portions of the Santiam State Forest are located within the community watershed areas for a number of Oregon cities including Detroit, Gates, Mehama, Lyons, Mills City, Salem, Stayton, Scotts Mill, and Silverton ... In the southern area of the forest, the major streams are Rock Creek, Mad Creek, Snake Creek, Sardine Creek, and Stout Creek, which all flow into the North Santiam River ...
Shared Vision Planning - Three Basic Elements
... The Harvard Water Program planning approach (documented in a 1962 book, "Design of Water Resources Systems New Techniques for Relating Economic Objectives ... a team led by Harry Schwarz in the North Atlantic Regional Study, a Federal water study instigated by President Lyndon B ... Johnson after an historic drought in the Northeast led New York City to stop releasing water from its reservoirs into the Delaware River ...
Murray-Darling Basin Authority - History
... agreements relating to Murray‑Darling water resources ... of the Murray-Darling basin’s natural resources was apparent in the 1980s ... At the time, institutional arrangements for water resources management lay with the five State and Territory governments in the Basin, with little co-ordination ...
Water Resources - See Also
... Water portal Deficit irrigation Ecological sanitation Flexible barge Spragg Bag Optimum water content for tillage Peak water Shared vision planning Socio-hydro ...

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