Water Development Schemes in The United States*


    THE National Resources Committee of the United States Government, the membership of which includes the Secretaries for the Interior, for War, for Agriculture, for Commerce and for Labour, has issued an important document on “Drainage Basin Problems and Programs (1937 Revision)”, which has been prepared by the Water Resources Committee with the co-operation of local, State, regional and federated organizations. It is a comprehensive review of suggestions emanating from forty-five Drainage Basin Committees, themselves nominated by “Governors and State Planning Boards, including field men from interested Federal bureaus”. It will thus be seen that the recommendations are based on a widespread representation of national interests.

    Rights and permissions

    Reprints and Permissions

    About this article

    Cite this article

    Water Development Schemes in The United States*. Nature 142, 280 (1938). https://doi.org/10.1038/142280a0

    Download citation


    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.