The politics of controlled growth, water use, and the environment in Colorado
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The politics of controlled growth, water use, and the environment in Colorado by Donald Lawrence Rosdil

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Published .
Written in English

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Statementby Donald Lawrence Rosdil.
LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 85/4519 (H)
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 415 leaves.
Number of Pages415
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2691167M
LC Control Number85892920

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