Flood hazards along the Balcones Escarpment in central Texas alternative approaches to their recognition, mapping, and management by Victor R. Baker

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Bibliography: p. [20]-22.

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Statementby Victor R. Baker.
SeriesGeological circular ; 75-5, Geological circular (University of Texas at Austin. Bureau of Economic Geology) ;, 75-5.
LC ClassificationsTN24.T4 T38 no. 75-5, GB1399.4.T4 T38 no. 75-5
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Pagination22 p. :
Number of Pages22
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Open LibraryOL5017364M
LC Control Number76620744

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