Runoff characteristics in the Great Lakes Basin
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Published by Inland Waters Branch, Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources in [Ottawa] .
Written in English


  • Runoff -- Great Lakes Watershed (North America)

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StatementR.L. Pentland.
SeriesReprint series -- no. 18, Reprint series (Canada. Inland Waters Branch) -- no. 18.
ContributionsCanada. Inland Waters Branch.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 326-359 :
Number of Pages359
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21019053M

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