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Printed for the use of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1964
COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington, Chairman
GORDON ALLOTT, Colorado
LEN B. JORDAN, Idaho ERNEST GRUENING, Alaska
MILWARD L. SIMPSON, Wyoming
E. L. MEÇHEM, New Mexico
JERRY T. VERKLER, Staff Director
STEWART FRENCH, Chief Counsel
15. Seedskadee project, Wyoming-
One hundred and sixty irrigable acres as a basic limitation....
General considerations pertinent to excess lands-
Eligibility to execute recordable contract.
Present incident of disposition under recordable contracts.
Recordable contract procedures...
Considerations pertinent to purchase and resale program.
Commingling of project and nonproject water.
Ground water-pumping and recharging---
ACREAGE LIMITATION POLICY STUDY
Be it resolved by the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the Senate of the United States, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby requested to initiate a study and on the basis of said study to make a report to the committee setting forth the history of the laws, regulations, and policies of the Federal Government respecting limitations on the delivery of water from Federal projects to lands for irrigation purposes in excess of a specified or limited number of acres in individual or family ownership.
It is requested that the report note the specific instances in which the 160-acre limitation has been modified, changed, or omitted in Federal water projects, and the value of the lands served and the type of crops grown in projects in which the limitation has been waived and in projects in which the policy has been adhered to. It is further requested that the report describe the relationships which the various land classifications and types of crops irrigated bear to the economic size of individual or family farm units under present and prospective future irrigation farming practices.
2. Be it further resolved, That the Secretary is requested to include in said report detailed statements of the advantages and disadvantages of the acreage limitation policy as presently in effect, and his recommendations for desirable change or modification, if any.
3. Be it further resolved, that the Secretary is requested to submit the study, report, and recommendations requested herein to the committee by January 31, 1963.
Adopted unanimously by the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs in meeting assembled this 1st day of August 1962.
CLINTON P. ANDERSON, Chairman. Attest:
JERRY T. VERKLER, Chief Clerk.