The BuRec will tell you that it wasn't their fault, that they were bound by law.
The BuRec will tell you that the NEPA documents that bound them authorized three, and only three, minimum flow scenarios.
The BuRec will tell you that they have subsequently worked with all concerned parties to change the documents, to create a dedicated pool of water to be managed in the interests of the fishery so that such a disastrous minimum flow will never occur again.
In the weeks before this occurred, word reached the angling community that the BuRec was considering critically low flows.
Near the beginning of the resulting collaborative process, the head of the project office of the BuRec responsible for making the minimum-flow decision made a request during a public meeting.
A basic intent of this paper is to clarify the two distinct but related subsidies arising from BUREC's irrigation assistance program.
Under the DOE Organization Act of 1977, WAPA assumed power-marketing responsibilities and transmission assets previously managed by BUREC. Of specific importance to the present study, WAPA also assumed legal and administrative responsibilities for using revenues from power sales to subsidize irrigators' ability to pay back BUREC's irrigation-related construction costs.
CVP irrigators would experience further increases in average fixed costs if BUREC water subsidies were eliminated.
This framework is used later in the paper to consider the impacts of eliminating BUREC's water subsidies.
Parametric changes in [r.sub.d] and [Mathematical Expression Omitted] are used later in the paper to evaluate the impacts of eliminating BUREC's water cost subsidies.
Even where the talk seems sincere, as at both the BLM and BuRec
, it can still cut two ways.
must install increasingly longer "rock bolts" in an attempt to ensure stability of the dam's abutment and to protect the dam's powerplant from falling rock.