Accession Number : ADA323086

Title :   Opportunities to Protect Instream Flows in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE FORT COLLINS CO WESTERN ENERGY AND LAND USE TEAM

Personal Author(s) : White, Mary R.

PDF Url : ADA323086

Report Date : SEP 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : This document combines the efforts of several individuals, agencies, and organizations toward a common objective: the identification; description; and preliminary evaluation of promising opportunities for protecting instream uses of water under existing law in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. This report is intended for the use of planning and management personnel who need an overview of potential opportunities for preserving instream flows. It is not intended to replace or challenge the advice of agency counsel and it is not written to provide legal advice. Instead, it is designed as a guide for the person trying to find his way among sometimes bewildering Federal and 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 is simply a summary of some potential opportunities for protecting instream flows. The purpose of this booklet is to encourage cooperative and innovative thinking by all persons interested in instream flows for fish and wildlife, recreation, and watershed management at Federal, State, or local levels of government, as well as private individuals and wildlife organizations. A summary table of opportunities is provided for each State. Many talented people want to protect instream flows; their cooperation in a variety of approaches will be necessary to solve the problem.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *WATER POLLUTION, *STREAMFLOW ANALYSIS, WATER FLOW, FRESH WATER, GROUND WATER, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, WATER QUALITY, WATER RESOURCES, HABITATS, ENDANGERED SPECIES, WILDLIFE, TEXAS, STREAMS, RESERVOIRS, WATER DISTRIBUTION, OKLAHOMA, STATE LAW, WATER CONSERVATION, WATER ANALYSIS, ARKANSAS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE