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In this taped telephone conversation with F. A. Rayner in Lubbock, Congressman George Mahon and his assistant, Keith Mainland, review the history of appropriations for the study of water importation to West Texas. Clarification of the various studies and their purposes are made.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: George H. Mahon and Keith Mainland

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 1971

Location: Lubbock and Washington, D.C.

Interviewer: F. A. Rayner

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Explanation of taped telephone conversation, Origin of concern about water supply explained, Recalls unsuccessful attempt for appropriation to study water importation in 1940s, Missouri River Basin discussed, Appropriation to study water importation of mid-1960s, Mississippi River Basin a factor, Department of Interior and Army Engineers to conduct study, Examines expansion of study to involve political questions, Review of WPA reports, Clarification of appropriations, President Nixon’s visit described, Review of appropriations, 1967-71, Evaluation of River Basin Study appropriations, Interim Report on joint Corp-Bureau study findings, Mahon cited as only representative from 19th District, NASA study.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1940s-1971

Bulk Dates: 1960s-1971

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