Ralph W. Johnson, The Area of Origin and a Columbia River Diversion, 46 Wash. L. Rev. 245 (1971), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/faculty-articles/448
Washington Law Review
In 1968 Congress declared a ten-year moratorium on any study of diversion of Columbia River water to the Southwest. One of the reasons for the moratorium was to give residents of the Pacific Northwest time to analyze their region's water needs to determine if "surplus" waters are available for export, and to establish, in a broader sense, a regional policy towards diversion proposals.
This article assumes a neutral stance towards the ultimate issue of diversion and attempts only to analyze the problem of protecting the area of origin in the event of a Columbia River to Southwest interbasin water transfer.