Inland Water Problems


    IT is inevitable that in a country of the population and extent of the United States of America, the administration of the various public services should be framed on a scale of greater magnitude and amplitude than is practicable or desirable in smaller countries. Yet even if this be admitted, there is no reason why in any two countries, kindred objects of public concern should not be pursued with equal intensity of effort and corresponding breadth of outlook. Where a service is essential for the general welfare, an equivalent degree of enterprise and energy may not unreasonably be expected in both cases.

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    Inland Water Problems. Nature 142, 267–268 (1938).

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