Vegetation in drainage ditches causes flooding
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Vegetation in drainage ditches causes flooding by C. E. Ramser

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Ditches,
  • Drainage

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StatementC.E. Ramser
SeriesSCS-TP -- 62, SCS-TP -- 62.
ContributionsUnited States. Soil Conservation Service
The Physical Object
Pagination9 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25604676M

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