Serial No. 104-47: Water Rights Oversight, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Water and Power Resources of the Committee on Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session on Examining the Problems That States Are Facing in Water Supply, October 4, 1995   [open pdf - 255MB]

This is the October 4, 1995 hearing titled "Water Rights Oversight," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Water and Power Resources of the Committee on Resources. From the opening statement of John T. Doolittle: "The listing of several salmon species on the Columbia and Snake River system as endangered, the waterspreading issue on the Umatilla Project, demands for more water for instream flows and other uses are all placing pressure on the Bureau of Reclamation contractors. However, the result of these pressures cannot be the Federalization of water from Reclamation projects. State governments have supremacy in the allocation of water for beneficial use and this Congress is determined to ensure that state supremacy is maintained. We all recognize that water is a precious commodity in the arid west. In this region, the Columbia/Snake River system is truly the lifeblood of the northwest. This system provides irrigation and drinking water, navigation and hydroelectric power, as well as habitat for numerous fish species. Entire economies have been built around the development of the Columbia and Snake Rivers." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Don Armstrong, Reed Benson, Douglas Breese, Scott Cooper, Steve Eldrige, Frank Harkenrider, Joyce Hart, Robert E. Hoeffel, Richard Johnson, John Keys, Mike McCabe, Hugh Moore, Thomas G. Myrum, C. R. "Chuck" Norris, Robert M. Reuter, Lawrence B. Rew, Donald Sampson, and Stephen E. A. Sanders.

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