United States Code
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Congressional statement of policy
In order to meet the rapidly expanding demands for water throughout the Nation, it is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress to encourage the conservation, development, and utilization of water and related land resources of the United States on a comprehensive and coordinated basis by the Federal Government, States, localities, and private enterprise with the cooperation of all affected Federal agencies, States, local governments, individuals, corporations, business enterprises, and others concerned.
(Pub. L. 89–80, § 2,
July 22, 1965, 79 Stat. 244.)
cite as: 42 USC 1962