The Changing Federal/State Relationship in Water Resources: An SCS Perspective

by Gary A. Margheim, USDA, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Planning Now for Irrigation and Drainage in the 21st Century


Since 1935, the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) has worked directly with state and local agencies, and individual landowners, to conserve and develop the Nation's soil and water resources. It has been a cooperative venture. Nowhere is this trend more evident in SCS than in water resources programs, especially river basin planning and watershed protection projects. This paper presents the author's reflections on this trend and how it fits in the context of other activities and overall priorities in SCS.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Federal government | Water conservation | Team building | Legislation | Rivers and streams | Basins | Watersheds | South Carolina | United States

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