• Solar Powered Irrigation Pumping Experiment

      Larson, Dennis L.; Sands, C. D., II; Soils, Water and Engineering Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, 1979-04-13)
    • Trends in Arizona Water Service Organizations: A Comparative Summary

      Emel, Jacque L.; Bradley, Michael D.; DeCook, K. James; Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona, Tucson; Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona, Tucson (Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, 1979-04-13)
    • An Examination of the Buckhorn-Mesa Watersheds Environmental Impact Statement (U.S.D.A., S.C.S., 1978): A Look at State-of-the-Art Reports

      Altshul, Dale A.; Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona, Tucson (Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, 1979-04-13)
      The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 was written with the intent of fostering a spirit of harmony in the day to day operations of Federal agencies with the environmental concerns voiced by the general populace. To examine how Federal agencies have assimilated E.I.S. procedures and guidelines a typical report was reviewed. In general, compliance with environmental law and procedural guidelines was found to be adequate. In some ways, particularly in assessment of Cultural Resource Impact, the statement was exceptional in its evaluation. However, the sections of the report detailing the benefits and costs of the alternatives was not up to the standards expected in an E.I.S. Because the benefits and costs were not calculated in consistent units and the no action alternative was not adequately examined, the entire alternatives section is called to question. By re-evaluating the data provided in the E.I.S. in consistent units, it was found that the alternative selected had neither the highest benefit/ cost ratio nor the lowest environmental impact. It is concluded that alternatives should be as fully evaluated as the project itself in order to integrate environmental considerations into the overall planning process.
    • Early Public Involvement in Federal Water Resource Projects

      Johnson, Freda; Thuss, Michael; Rillito Consulting Group, Tucson; Tucson Urban Study, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, 1979-04-13)
    • Winter Precipitation on a Southeastern Arizona Rangeland Watershed

      Osborn, H. B.; Koehler, R. B.; Simanton, J. R.; USDA Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, Arizona 85705 (Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, 1979-04-13)