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Water utilization in the Snake River Basin

January 1, 1935

The purpose of this report is to describe the present utilization of the water in the Snake River Basin with special reference to irrigation and power and to present essential facts concerning possible future utilization. No detailed plan of development is suggested. An attempt has been made, however, to discuss features that should be taken into account in the formulation of a definite plan of development. On account of the size of the area involved, which is practically as large as the New England States and New York combined, and the magnitude of present development and future possibilities, considerable details have of necessity been omitted. The records of stream flow in the basin are contained in the reports on surface water supply published annually by the Geological Survey. These records are of the greatest value in connection with the present and future regulation and utilization of the basin's largest asset water.

Publication Year 1935
Title Water utilization in the Snake River Basin
DOI 10.3133/wsp657
Authors William Glenn Hoyt, Herman Stabler
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Water Supply Paper
Series Number 657
Index ID wsp657
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Utah Water Science Center