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COLORADO RIVER BASIN SALINITY CONTROL ACT

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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
WATER AND POWER RESOURCES

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 12165 and Related Bills

HEARINGS HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 4, 5, AND 8, 1974

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COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JAMES A. HALEY, Florida, Chairman ROY A. TAYLOR, North Carolina

CRAIG HOSMER, California, Ranking HAROLD T. JOHNSON, California

Minority Member MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona

JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas PHILLIP BURTON, California

SAM STEIGER, Arizona THOMAS S. FOLEY, Washington

DON H. CLAUSEN, California ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin PHILIP E. RUPPE, Michigan JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan

JOHN N. HAPPY CAMP, Oklahoma PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii

MANUEL LUJAN, JR., New Mexico LLOYD MEEDS, Washington

JOHN DELLENBACK, Oregon ABRAHAM KAZEN, JR., Texas

KEITH G. SEBELIUS, Kansas ROBERT G. STEPHENS, JR., Georgia

RALPH S. REGULA, Ohio JOSEPH P. VIGORITO, Pennsylvania

ALAN STEELMAN, Texas JOHN MELCHER, Montana

DAVID TOWELL, Nevada TENO RONCALIO, Wyoming

JAMES G. MARTIN, North Carolina JONATHAN B. BINGHAM, New York WILLIAM M. KETCHUM, California JOHN F. SEIBERLING, Ohio

PAUL W. CRONIN, Massachusetts HAROLD RUNNELS, New Mexico

DON YOUNG, Alaska YVONNE BRATHWAITE BURKE,

ROBERT E. BAUMAN, Maryland
California

STEVEN D. SYMMS, Idaho
ANTONIO BORJA WON PAT, Guam
WAYNE OWENS, Utah
RON DE LUGO, Virgin Islands
JAMES R. JONES, Oklahoma

SIDNEY L. MCFARLAND, Staff Director and Chief Clerk

LEE McELVAIN, Counsel
CHARLES LEPPERT, Jr., Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON WATER AND POWER RESOURCES

HAROLD T. JOHNSON, California, Chairman MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona

MANUEL LUJAN, JR., New Mexico THOMAS S. FOLEY, Washington

CRAIG HOSMER, California LLOYD MEEDS, Washington

DON H. CLAUSEN, California ABRAHAM KAZEN, JR., Texas

JOHN N. HAPPY CAMP, Oklahoma ROBERT G. STEPHENS, JR., Georgia

JOHN DELLENBACK, Oregon TENO RONCALIO, Wyoming

ALAN STEELMAN, Texas
HAROLD RUNNELS, New Mexico

DAVID TOWELL, Nevada
YVONNE BRATHWAITE BURKE, California WILLIAM M. KETCHUM, California
JAMES R. JONES, Oklahoma

STEVEN D. SYMMS, Idaho
JIM T. CASEY, Consultant on Water and Power Resources

DAVID LUKEN, Minority Consultant NOTE.—The Chairman of the full committee is an ex officio voting member of this subcommittee. The first listed minority member is counterpart to the subcommittee chairman.

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CONTENTS

Hearings held-

March 4, 1974:

Page

Morning session..

1

Afternoon session..

127

March 5, 1974:

Morning session.

163

Afternoon session.

241

March 8, 1974:

Morning session...

247

Text of:

H.R. 12165.

3

H.R. 12834..

26

H.R. 7774.

32

H.R. 7775.

43

Reports from:

Department of Agriculture...

54

Department of the Interior.

54

Department of State..

56

Environmental Protection Agency-

57

Executive Communication...

59

Statements:

Allt, Tom..

251

Bell, L. Graeme, II, on behalf of the Cocopah Tribe of Indians... 312

Blackwelder, Brent, Washington representative of the Environmental

Policy Center.

306

Bowdler, Ambassador William G., Deputy Assistant Secretary of

State for Inter-American Affairs, Department of State..
Brownell, Hon. Herbert, President's special representative.

83
Choules, Tom, Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District.-

260, 267

Cline, Neil M., secretary-manager, Orange County Water District.-- 288

Clinton, Frank M., general manager, Metropolitan Water District of

Southern California.-

275

Cocopah Tribe of Indians.

314

Colorado River Water Conservation District and the Southwestern

Water Conservation District (joint statement and map)--

303

Colorado River Water Conservation District (map)----

305

Committee of Fourteen on behalf of the Governors of the Seven

Colorado River Basin States...

218

Ely, Northcutt, special counsel, Imperial Irrigation District.

292

Evans, Hon. Frank E., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Colorado...

75

Friedkin, Hon. J. F., U.S. Commissioner, International Boundary and

Water Commission...

97, 101

Grand Valley Irrigation Co., Fruita Canal & Land Co., Grand

Valley Water Users Association, Orchard Mesa Irrigation District,

Mesa County Irrigation District, Palisades Irrigation District,

Redlands Water & Power Co., and the Colorado River Water

Conservation District, concurring statement.---

319

Horton, Hon. Jack O., Assistant Secretary, Department of the

Interior..

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Statement Continued

Imperial Irrigation District, presented by Northcutt Ely, special
counsel, plus exhibits-
Exhibit A.—Amendments proposed by Imperial Irrigation

District to H.R. 12165.-
Imperial Irrigation District: Lining and tile costs (table) ---
Salinity of irrigation water received by district and leaching

requirements, 1964-66 (table) -
Water for consumptive use and leaching requirement and theoreti-

cal farm efficiency, 1959-66 (table) -
Water for consumptive use and leaching requirements and

theoretical farm, efficiency 1959–68 (table)
Typical underground tile drainage system, Imperial Irrigation

District (chart) _
Johnson, Hon. Harold T. (Bizz), a Representative in Congress from

the State of California...
Jones, Virgil, member of the board, Palo Verde Irrigation District.
McComb, John A., Southwest representative of the Sierra Club..
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, presented by

Frank M. Clinton.-
O’Callaghan, Hon. Mike, Governor of the State of Nevada, as pre-

sented by Donald Paff..
Rampton, Hon. Calvin L., Governor, State of Utah.
San Diego County Water Authority -
Steiner, Wesley E., executive director of the Arizona Water Com-

mission.
Tunney, Hon. John V., a U.S. Senator from the State of California

(plus conclusions and recommendations of the Federal-State

conference held April 27, 1972)--
Waits, Elliott.
Warné, William E., National Water Supply Improvement Association.
Weeks, Lowell O., general manager, Coachella Valley County Water

District

Williams, Hon. Jack, Governor of the State of Arizona Letters:

Anderson, Hon. Stanton D., Acting Assistant Secretary for Congres

sional Relations, Department of State, and Hon. John C. Whitaker,
Under Secretary, Department of the Interior, to Hon. Carl Albert,
dated February 7, 1974 (executive communication)-

Copy of draft bill.
Section-by-section analysis of draft bill...
Campbell, Hon. J. Phil

, Under Secretary, Department of Agriculture,
to Hon. James A. Haley, dated March 5, 1974 (report)-
Dahlem, Maurice J., president, Los Angeles Area Chamber of

Commerce, to Hon. Harold T. Johnson, dated March 12, 1974.Fannin, Hon. Paul, to Hon. Harold T. Johnson, dated March 20, 1974. Holton, Hon. Linwood, Assistant Secretary for Congressional Rela

tions, Department of State, to Hon. James A. Haley, dated March 1,

1974 (report)-
Horton, Hon. Jack, Assistant Secretary of the Interior, to Hon. James

A. Haley, dated March 1, 1974 (report)--
Montoya, Hon. Joseph M., and 11 other Senators, to Hon. Harold T.

Johnson, dated March 25, 1974..
Morton, Rogers C.B., Secretary of the Interior, to Mr. Wesley E.

Steiner, Arizona Water Commission, dated Oct. 15, 1973.--
Phillips, Robert V., general manager and chief engineer, Department of

Water and Power, city of Los Angeles, to Hon. James A. Haley,

dated March 1, 1974...
Rummonds, Raymond R., chairman and Colorado River Commission-

er, State of California, to Hon. Harold T. Johnson, dated March 12,

1974 (plus resolution).
Steiner, Wesley E., chairman, Committee of Fourteen, Arizona Water

Commission, to Hon. Roy L. Ash, Hon. Rogers C.B. Morton,
dated September 12, 1973-

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Letters—Continued

Steiner, Wesley E., Arizona Water Commission, to Hon. Harold T.
Johnson, dated March 15, 1974 (plus attachments)--
O’Callaghan, Hon. Mike, Governor of Nevada, to Hon. Richard

M. Nixon, dated July 14, 1972.
Williams, Hon. Jack, Governor, State of Arizona, to the Presi-

dent, the White House, dated July 17, 1972.-
Rampton, Hon. Calvin L., Governor, State of Utah, to Hon. Rich-

ard M. Nixon, dated July 21, 1972-
Hathaway, Hon. Stan, Governor, State of Wyoming, to Hon.

Richard M. Nixon, dated August 1, 1972.,
Reagan, Hon. Ronald, Governor, State of California, to Hon.

Richard M. Nixon, dated August 4, 1972--
Love, Hon. John A., Governor, State of Colorado, to the Presi-

dent, dated July 14, 1972.
King, Hon. Bruce, Governor, State of New Mexico, to the

President, dated July 14, 1972..
Ward, C.D., assistant to the Vice President, to Hon. John R.

Williams, dated August 25, 1972...
Rummonds, Raymond R., chairman and Colorado River Com-

missioner, Colorado River Board of California, to Hon. Herbert

Brownell, dated December 15, 1972...
Livermore, Norman, B., Jr., Resources Agency of California, to

Hon. Herbert Brownell, dated December 15, 1972..
Utah Representatives, Committee of Fourteen, to Hon. Herbert

Brownell, Jr., dated December 14, 1972.
Morrill, Laren D., and Raphael J. Moses, members, Committee

of Fourteen, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Denver,
Colo., to Hon. Herbert Brownell, Jr., dated December 13,

1972
Bishop, Floyd A., and Thomas L. Barker, State of Wyoming, State

Engineer's Office, to Hon. Herbert Brownell, dated December

12, 1972..
Reynolds, S.E., State Engineer, Paul L. Bloom, General Counsel,

State of New Mexico, to Hon. Herbert Brownell, dated Decem-
ber 12, 1972-
Choules, Tom, and Wesley E. Steiner, Arizona members, Com-

mittee of Fourteen, to Hon. Herbert Brownell, dated December
8, 1972-
Westergard, Roland D., and Donald L. Paff, members, Com-

mittee of Fourteen, Colorado River Commission of Nevada, to

Hon. Herbert Brownell, dated December 8, 1972...
Steiner, Wesley E., Chairman, Committee of Fourteen, Arizona

Water Commission, to Hon. Herbert Brownell, dated July 5,

1973.-
Rhodes, Hon. John J., Member of Congress from the State of

Arizona, and other Congressmen, to The President, dated July

20, 1973.. Train, Hon. Russell E., Administrator, Environmental Protection

Agency, to Hon. James A. Haley, dated March 11, 1974 (report) Wilkinson, Charles F., Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, Colo.,

to Hon. 'Harold T. Johnson, dated March 22, 1974.. Additional information:

California Water Resources Association-resolution, adopted Feb

ruary 8, 1974... Clark County, Nev., Board of County Commissioners, resolution

endorsing Federal legislation, adopted and approved February 28,

1974.
Colorado River Board of California (resolution)
Colorado River Commission of Nevada-Resolution No. 74-1--
Colorado River international salinity control project (proposed) (map).
Colorado River salinity control program (map).
Colorado Water Congress resolution—1974-1..
Land ownership in Colorado River Basin (table)

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