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Salinity issues and water development in the Green River Basin, Wyoming

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Steven D Cooke, and John Ahem, Salinity issues and water development in the Green River Basin, Wyoming: .

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Water development in the Green River Basin of Wyoming is projected to increase salinity downstream in the Green River and Colorado River, and thereby increase salinity costs to users of water from these two rivers. Despite these water quality and economic impacts to downstream water users, Wyoming will probably be able to develop its currently unused but allocated water supplies of the Green River Basin. The Colorado River Compact and Upper Colorado River Basin Compact are binding, and protect Wyoming's share of the Colorado River System waters for future use. The argument that water may be used to greater profit downstream is not sufficient to reduce Wyoming's allocation. In addition, the no-injury rule under the appropriation doctrine [...]

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From Source - Mendeley RIS export <br> On - Tue May 10 11:41:22 CDT 2011

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