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Published by Washington State Energy Office in [Olympia?] .
Written in English


  • Hydroelectric power plants -- Washington (State),
  • Water-power -- Washington (State)

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Statementby Claude C. Lomax, principle investigator ; Michael Robinette, research associate ; John J. Cassidy, director ; conducted by the State of Washington Water Research Center.
SeriesReport / State of Washington Water Research Center, Washington State University/University of Washington -- 34., Report (State of Washington Water Research Center) -- 34.
ContributionsLomax, Claud C., Robinette, Michael., Cassidy, John J.
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Pagination6 v. :
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Open LibraryOL16520080M

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