Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act

Public Law 93-320, June 24, 1974 as amended by Public Law 98-569, October 30, 1984

Publisher: Colorado River Water Quality Office, Bureau of Reclamation in Denver, Colo

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  • United States.,
  • Saline water conversion -- Law and legislation -- Colorado,
  • Watershed management -- Law and legislation -- Colorado,
  • Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico)

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ContributionsEngineering and Research Center (U.S.). Colorado River Water Quality Office
The Physical Object
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Colorado River. During the ensuing year, the Nixon administration, the State Department, Ambassador Brownell, and a legion of local interests in the Colorado River Basin expressed differing priorities in drafting legislation to carry out the salinity control program. The mainAuthor: Evan R. Ward. The Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out salinity control measures (including watershed enhancement and cost-share measures with livestock and crop producers) in the Colorado River Basin as part of the environmental quality incentives program established under subchapter A of chapter 4 of subtitle D of title XII of the Food Security Act of. Salinity Control Projects, State of Colorado. Section of the Act directs Reclamation to utilize funds from the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund and the Lower Colorado River Basin Development Fund (“the Basin Funds”) to provide the authorized cost share amounts in a manner that is consistent with the Act. The Forum is the working body of the Colorado River Salinity Control Advisory Council established under the Federal Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act (P.L. ). The objectives and implementation plan recommended by the Forum include: 1.

S. A bill to amend the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act to authorize additional measures to carry out the control of salinity upstream of Imperial Dam in a cost-effective manner Summary: S. would authorize the appropriation of $ million for a program to control the salinity of the Colorado River upstream of the Imperial Dam. The Colorado River Basin is ruled by a compilation of decrees, rights, court decisions, and laws that together are. referred to as the “Law of the River.” The keystone of these “commandments” is the Colorado River Compact, an interstate agreement created by the seven basin File Size: 2MB. In , EPA required the development of water quality standards for salinity in the Colorado River in accordance with the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section The seven Colorado River basin states formed the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum (the Forum) in The Forum developed salinity standards for three locations in the lower.   Concerns about high-levels of salinity in the Colorado River, primarily from agricultural runoff, prompted the passage of the Colorado River Salinity Control Act in The Act directed the Secretary of the Interior to develop a program to control salinity in the Colorado River and its tributaries and improve water quality.

The monitor is gathering salinity and selenium data for water quality analyses so that remediation can be better targeted for the purposes of meeting State water-quality standards and Endangered Species Act requirements for the protection of endangered river fish. The Colorado River Water Conservation District received $16, from the Colorado. 4 hours ago  In , faced with deteriorating water quality in the River, the Basin states came together and persuaded the Congress to enact a law known as the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act. 23 hours ago  In , faced with deteriorating water quality in the River, the Basin states came together and persuaded Congress to enact the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act. To fund salinity control.

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AN ACT To authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance of certain works in the Colorado River Basin to control the salinity of water delivered to users in the United States and Mexico.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of th e United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the. Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act: Public LawJ as amended by Public LawOcto Paperback – January 1, Author: Anonymous Anonymous.

News & Information River Basin Plans Basin Advisory Groups Planning Products The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act. The measures to be taken by the United States pursuant to Minute No. included construction of a major desalting plant near Yuma, Arizona, to treat the bulk of the Wellton-Mohawk drainage water; lining or construction of a new lined Coachella.

TOPN: Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act. | A | B | C Act') or by invoking public outrage or sympathy (as with any number of laws named for victims of crimes). History books, newspapers, and other sources use the popular name to refer to these laws.

Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act. Pub.JThe Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act is a U.S. federal law that provides for construction of facilities to control the salinity of the Colorado River. The Act also authorizes activities for mitigation of fish and wildlife loss.

This Act was signed into law on J The Colorado River Basin Project Act of - This Act authorized construction of a number of water development projects in both the upper and lower basins, including the Central Arizona Project (CAP). It also made the priority of the CAP water supply subordinate to California's apportionment in times of shortage.

The Basin States Parallel Program offers financial assistance of up to 75% to landowners in order to improve the efficiency of irrigation systems on their land in western Colorado. It is estimated that over 1, tons of salt were entering the Colorado River each year from designated salinity areas in Colorado prior to By implementing the program, rural landowners.

Title II of the Act creates the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program (Program) which focuses on improving the water quality of the Colorado River to U.S.

users above Imperial Dam. Since implementation of the Program, measures have been put in place Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act book now reduce the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act book salt load of the Colorado River by more than million tons.

H.R. (93rd). A bill to authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance of certain works in the Colorado River Basin to control the salinity of water delivered to users in the United States and Mexico.

Ina. Public LawColorado River Basin Salinity Control Act, and Public LawAmend Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act; Amend Small Reclamation Projects Act B. Minute No.

Possible Solutions to the Salinity Problem D. July Letter to President from Basin States Representatives. lllFile Size: 4MB. Colorado River Water Quality Improvement Program (CRWQIP). The CRWQIP was authorized under the same act of Congress as the CRBSCP, the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of 2 Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Project In response to concerns posed by Mexico regarding the high salinity of the ColoradoAuthor: Lara Bickell.

Surface-water salinity in the Gunnison River Basin, Colorado, water years through USGS Scientific Investigations Report [Schaffrath, Keelin R.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Surface-water salinity in the Gunnison River Basin, Colorado, water years through USGS Scientific Investigations Report Author: Keelin R.

Schaffrath. Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum W. Suite Bountiful, Utah () In response to Minute inthe Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of. authorized construction of salinity control and desalinization projects near the. international border, including the Yuma Desalting Plant near Yuma, : Colorado River Governance Initiative.

Get this from a library. Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act: report (to accompany S. [United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.]. Spanish explorers introduce livestock and ditch systems called acequias. Mormons arrive in the Salt Lake Valley; begin cultivating farmland.

Oliver Wozencraft promotes idea of irrigating the Imperial Valley. Lower Colorado River lands begin to be set aside for American Indians. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) The Clean Air Act The Colorado Air Quality Control Act § Quality of Water Salinity The Mexican Treaty—Minute The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act Colorado Projects Under CRBSCA Paradox Valley Unit Grand Valley Unit Lower Gunnison Basin Unit McElmo Creek Unit XVCited by: 6.

Management of the Colorado River: Water Allocations, Drought, and the Federal Role Congressional Research Service 1 Introduction From its headwaters in Colorado and Wyoming to its terminus in the Gulf of California, the Colorado River Basin covers more thansquare miles.1 The river runs through seven U.S.

states (Wyoming. The Salinity Control Program was created with the passage of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act () with the purpose of improving water quality above Imperial Dam. The Salinity Control Forum (Forum) is comprised of the Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Land Management, and members from the Seven Basin.

Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum. The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum was created by the seven Colorado River Basin states in to act as a common voice for the states on salinity matters and to coordinate.

Inthe Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act was passed into law. This law was enacted to address concerns regarding the salinity content of the Colorado River.

The law authorized various construction projects in selected areas or "units" of the Colorado River Basin intended to reduce the salinity load in the Colorado River. The BLM participates in the Colorado River Salinity Control program to improve our understanding of saline soils (Mancos Shale), and complete projects that reduce salt loading to the Colorado River.

The BLM is a participant in the Colorado River Salinity Forum, which is comprised of State representatives and federal partners, such as the NRCS. Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program: This coalition of federal agencies and Colorado Basin States have implemented salinity control projects that have eliminated close to a million tons of salt per year from entering the Colorado River.

It is estimated that these salt reduction efforts reduce economic damages by about $ million/year. Shown Here: Public Law No: (06/24/) (LATEST SUMMARY) Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act - =Title I: Programs Downstream from Imperial Dam= - Authorizes and directs the Secretary of the Interior to proceed with a program of works of improvement for the enhancement and protection of the quality of water available in the Colorado River for use in.

The Council was established by the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of (Pub. ) (Act) to receive reports and advise Federal agencies on implementing the Act. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the accomplishments of Federal agencies and make recommendations on future activities to control.

The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council (Council) was established by the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of (Pub. ) (Act) to receive reports and advise Federal agencies on implementing the Act. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the.

Increasing dissolved-solids concentrations in the Lower Colorado River Basin and their associated adverse economic impact led to the enactment of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act in and the establishment of water-quality criteria for salinity in the Colorado River system (Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum, ).

The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act (Public Law ) was enacted in and authorizes the Secretaries of the Departments of Agriculture and the Interior to implement measures that enhance and improve the water quality of the Colorado River System for use in the United States and Mexico.

The Colorado River basin showing the upper and lower basins Library of Congress Control Number Reproduction Number LC-DIG-ppmsca (digital file from book illustration) Rights Advisory review, water quality standards for salinity, Colorado River.

The purposes of the Forum are to coordinate salinity control efforts among the states, coordinate with federal agencies on the implementation of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program (Program), work with Congress on the authorization and funding of the Program, act to disseminate information on salinity control and otherwise promote.

Federal Bureau of Reclamation funds for controlling salinity in the Colorado River are offered through a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) around every 3 years.

Applications are ranked, and the most cost-effective projects receive funding. % project funding for ditch improvements in high salinity areas, $6 million maximum per project.Inthe Basin states established the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum for the purpose of interstate cooperation and to provide the states with the information necessary to comply with the Clean Water Act as amended.

The Forum is comprised of representatives appointed by the governor from each of the seven Basin states.By James R. Prairie. Published in the Proceedings of the International Salinity Forum, Abstract: Rising salinity levels have long been recognized for their adverse effects on agriculture and the damages caused to municipal the concentration levels, economic studies have identified the cost of damages due to increased salinity levels in the lower Colorado River basin .