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A BILL TO AUTHORIZE AND DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF
THE INTERIOR TO CONDUCTA COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM
OF SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH, EXPERI-
MENTS, TESTS, AND OPERATIONS FOR INCREASING THE

YIELD OF WATER FROM ATMOSPHERIC SOURCES

MARCH 21-23, 1966

FIELD HEARINGS
RAPID CITY, S. DAK.—APRIL 11, 1966
ALBUQUERQUE, N. MEX.—APRIL 14, 1966

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1966

61-553

COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington, Chairman CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico THOMAS H, KUCHEL, California ALAN BIBLE, Nevada

GORDON ALLOTT, Colorado FRANK CHURCH, Idaho

LEN B. JORDAN, Idaho ERNEST GRUENING, Alaska

MILWARD L. SIMPSON, Wyoming FRANK E. MOSS, Utah

PAUL J. FANNIN, Arizona
QUENTIN N. BURDICK, North Dakota
CARL HAYDEN, Arizona
GEORGE MCGOVERN, South Dakota
GAYLORD NELSON, Wisconsin
HERBERT S. WALTERS, Tennessee

JERRY T. VERKLER, Staff Director

STEWART FRENCH, Chief Counsel
ROY M. WHITACRE, Professional Staf Member

E. LEWIS REID, Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON WATER AND POWER RESOURCES

CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico, Chairman HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

THOMAS H. KUCHEL, California FRANK CHURCH, Idaho

GORDON ALLOTT, Colorado
FRANK E. MOSS, Utah

LEN B, JORDAN, Idaho
QUENTIN N. BURDICK, North Dakota
CARL HAYDEN, Arizona

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CONTENTS

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S. 2875.--

Departmental reports:

Agriculture

Air Force..
Tsht 1 mic Energy Commission..

winting Office..

Interior..

Atmospheric water program.

STATEMENTS
Bates, Dr. Thomas F., science adviser, Department of the Interior.--
Battan, Louis J., professor of meteorology and associate director, Institute

of Atmospheric Physics, University of Arizona; president, American

Meteorological Society -
Bellamy, Dr. John, director, National Resources Institute, University of
Bertholf, Dr. William E., New Mexico Weather Control and Cloud Modi-

fication Commission, accompanied by Prof. Charles E. Jacob, professor

of hydrology, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Bible, Hon. Alan, a U.S. Senator from the State of Nevada_

Bigelow, Julian H., permanent member, School of Mathematics, Institute

for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J--

Bober, Louis, chairman, advisory committee, Newell Field Station

Bollay, Eugene, president, Bollay Associates, Denver, Colo.--

Braham, Roscoe R., Jr., professor of meteorology, University of Chicago,

and director, University of Chicago Cloud Physics Laboratory -

Brewer, Wilbur, Bowman County, N. Dak..

Brown, Willis, publisher, Rapid City Journal..

Bruce, Marion, chairman, South Dakota Weather Control Commission.-

Butchbaker, Dr. A. F., associate professor, agricultural engineering, North

Dakota State University-

Calhoun, Dr. John C., Texas A. & M. College, College Station, Tex..

Chamberlain, A. B., vice president, Colorado State University, accom-

panied by Tom Jones, division director, environmental sciences, Na-

tional Science Foundation; and Dr. Earl Dressler, atmospheric program,

National Science Foundation.-

Dominy, Hon. Floyd E., Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, Depart-

ment of the Interior..

Duncan, Dr. Richard H., vice president, research, New Mexico State

University, accompanied by Dr. Ralph Stucky and Dr. Neranda

Gunaji.

Edwards, Max, legislative counsel, Department of the Interior, accom-

panied by Dr. Archie B. Goodman.

Elliott, Robert D., president, North American Weather Consultants,

Santa Barbara, Calif..

Finch, Eugene, legislative director, New Mexico Farm and Livestock

Bureau..

Fisher, Bill, Bowman, N. Dak--
Fuquay, Donald M., director, Forest Fire Laboratory, Missoula, Mont---
Grant, Lewis, Department of Meteorology, Colorado State University
Hollomon, Dr. J. Herbert, Assistant Secretary for Science and Technology,

Department of Commerce-
Hosler, Dr. Charles L., dean, College of Mineral Industries, Pennsylvania

State University.---

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Howell, Wallace E., president, W. E. Howell Associates, Inc., and Mount Pag.
Washington Observatory, Inc.-

151
Huning, Jack, New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association.-

384
Jones, Dr. Thomas 0., Division Director, Environmental Sciences, Na-
tional Science Foundation..

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Kahan, Archie A., Chief, Water Conservation Branch, Bureau of Reclama-

tion, Department of the Interior..

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Kassander, Dr. A. Ri rd, chairman, board of trustees, University Cor-

poration for Atmospheric Research.

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Lange, Dr. William A., chief hydrographer, Southern California Edison

Co-

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MacDonald, Dr. Gordon J. F., chairman, Department of Planetary and

Space Science, University of California-

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Malone, Thomas F., second vice president, Travelers Insurance Co.---.
McDonald, Dr. James E., professor of meteorology, University of Arizona.
Moore, Prof. Charles, and Brook, Prof. Marks, New Mexico Institute
Mining & Technology-

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Mordy, Dr. Wendell A., vice president, University of Nevada

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Moss, Hon. Frank E., á U.S. Senator from the State of Utah..
Power, Bernard A., president, Weather Engineering Corp. of America -

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Ramey, James T., Commissioner, Atomic Energy Commission..

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Reynolds, S. E., State engineer, State of New Mexico.

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Roberts, Dr. Walter O., director, National Center for Atomspheric Re-
search, accompanied by Edmund L. Wolf..

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Schaefer, Dr. Vincent J., director, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center,

State University of New York

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Schleusener, Dr. Richard, director, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences,
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology-

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Schwentker, Homer, executive secretary, South Dakota Rain Increase
Corp---

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Sheldon, Phil, Scottsbluff, Nebr.

319
Shumway, Stuart E., secretary, State of Washington Weather Modifica-
tion Board.

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Smith, Prof. Merle D., Physics Department, Chadron State College-

290
Smith, Spencer M., Jr., secretary, Citizens' Committee on Natural Re-

227

Svendby, Arthur, director, National Reclamation Association, Lem-

mon, S. Dak .

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Udall, Hon. Stewart L., Secretary of the Interior

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Undin, Charles, First National Bank, Rapid City, S. Dak

312

Veren, Roland, chairman, Black Hills Conservancy Subdistrict, Sturgis,

S. Dak...

314

Vonnegut, Dr. Bernard, scientist, Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge,

Mass.

184

Weather Control Research Association.

207

Wilm, Harold G., associate dean and director, Water Resources Institute,

Syracuse, N.Y

214

sources

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Bosco, F. Neal, Albuquerque, N. Mex.: Telegram to Hon. Clinton P.

Anderson, chairman, Water and Power Resources Subcommittee, dated

April 13, 1966.--

Hazen, Arlon G., director, Agricultural Experiment Station: Letter to

Hon. Clinton B. Anderson, chairman, Subcommittee on Water and

Power Resources, dated February 18, 1966.-
Jacob, C. E., professor, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology:

Letter to Senator Clinton P. Anderson, dated March 17, 1966.-
Jeffery, Edmond C.: Letter to Senator Clinton P. Anderson, dated March

15, 1966..
Neyman, J., professor and director of the Statistical Library, University

of California: Letter to Hon. Clinton P. Anderson, chairman, Water

and Power Resources Subcommittee, dated April 6, 1966--
Smith, J. R., executive vice president, Raven Industries, Inc.: Letter to

Hon. George McGovern, U.S. Senate, dated May 5, 1966.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Pago

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to create.

“Water Resources in the Sky,” by Secretary of the Interior Stewart L.

Udall...

Watershed Research Center for the Great Plains, proposal for-

Weather control and cloud modification, act of the New Mexico Legisla-

ture..

Weather Modification Act of the State of Washington.--

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