Accession Number : ADA322618

Title :   Opportunities to Protect Instream Flows and Wetland Uses of Water in Nevada.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bingham, James L. ; Gould, George A.

PDF Url : ADA322618

Report Date : 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : This document combines the efforts of several individuals, agencies, and organizations toward the common objectives of identification, description, and preliminary evaluation of promising opportunities for protecting instream flows and wetland uses of water under existing laws in Nevada. This report is intended for the use of state and federal planning and management personnel who need an overview of potential opportunities for preserving instream flows and uses. It is not intended to replace or challenge the advice of agency counsel, nor is it written to provide legal advice. Instead, it is designed as a guide through sometimes bewildering state statutes and administrative practices. This report is not, and should not be taken as, official policy or prediction of future actions by any agency It's simply a summary of potential opportunities for protecting instream uses. Toward these objectives, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, through its Water Resources Analysis Project, contracted in 1977 with R. Dewsnup and D. Jensen to identify available strategies under state and federal laws, interstate compacts, and water quality laws. A second firm, Enviro Control, Inc., was contracted to evaluate the most promising strategies. The resulting documents reported instream flow strategies for 11 states (Nelson et al. 1978). These reports have been revised, updated, and combined in a number of new monographs, and the Service has added more states to this series over the years. The discussion of instream flow programs and opportunities for each state is written so each report can be read independently, with minimum cross-referencing from one report to another. The opportunities for Nevada are summarized in the Table.

Descriptors :   *WETLANDS, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *WATER QUALITY, *STREAMFLOW ANALYSIS, *WATER ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, STRATEGY, WATER, DOCUMENTS, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, FLOW, WATER RESOURCES, WILDLIFE, FEDERAL LAW, DOWNSTREAM FLOW, NEVADA.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE