SRP and the Bureau of Reclamation: A Political Analysis of the Past, Present and Future Relationship
Author(s): Fred Andersen
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation was created by Congress in 1902 to build irrigation projects in the West. The Salt River Project, as one of the first reclamation projects, in a sense owes its life to the Bureau. However, the passage of the Reclamation Act was due in large part to the political influence of private citizens in the West, with prominent roles played by citizens of the Salt River Valley. So the Bureau at least partly owes its life to the Salt River Project. The two organizations have had an intertwined, sometimes symbiotic relationship since their births.
This study explores three guestions: What has been the traditional relationship between SRP and the Bureau of Reclamation? What is the Bureau's new strategic direction? How is the relationship between SRP and the Bureau evolving? The goal is to understand how the Bureau's new strategic direction is likely to affect SRP's ability to pursue its own strategic goals. Sources included publications, congressional and Bureau documents, and past and present SRP employees who have dealt with the Bureau.
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SRP and the Bureau of Reclamation: A Political Analysis of the Past, Present and Future Relationship. Fred Andersen. 1994 ( tDAR id: 433657) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8433657
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