Water resources of the San Francisco Bay area, California
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Water resources of the San Francisco Bay area, California by Howard Frederick Matthai

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Published in Washington .
Written in English



  • California,
  • San Francisco Bay Area.


  • Water-supply -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area.

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Edition Notes

Statementby H. F. Matthai [and others]
Series[U.S.] Geological Survey. Circular, 378
ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
LC ClassificationsQE75 .C5 no. 378
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 55 p.
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL255381M
LC Control Numbergs 57000211

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