Water Wars, Eastern Style: Divvying Up the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin
Article first published online: 1 MAY 2009
© 2005 Universities Council on Water Resources
Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education
Volume 131, Issue 1, pages 47–54, June 2005
How to Cite
Ruhl, J.B. (2005), Water Wars, Eastern Style: Divvying Up the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, 131: 47–54. doi: 10.1111/j.1936-704X.2005.mp131001008.x
- Issue published online: 1 MAY 2009
- Article first published online: 1 MAY 2009
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- 6The author has in previous work provided a more extensive legal analysis of the application of the Supreme Court's water allocation jurisprudence to the ACF controversy (Ruhl 2003), upon which the discussion in the text is largely based.
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