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FEDERAL RECLAMATION AND
VOLUME III OF THREE VOLUMES
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Rogers C. B. Morton, Secretary
Mitchell Melich, Solicitor
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
Richard K. Pelz, Editor
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Wash. ington, D.C. 20402, and the Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Federal Center, Denver. Colo. 80225, Attention: 922. Price $4.50.
The Federal Reclamation program authorized by the Reclamation Act of 1902 was initially designed to reclaim the desert lands of the western United States by conserving and supplying irrigation water to make them productive.
Over nearly three-quarters of a century, Congress has enlarged the Bureau of Reclamation's mission to include multi-purpose water development to meet the diverse water needs of a maturing economy and an expanding population.
This publication contains a comprehensive legal history of that program evolution. It provides an invaluable reference to what has transpired in the past, as well as a vital foundation for what is yet to come.
Rogers C. B. Morton,