Economic and institutional aspects of adjustment to floods in the Lower Fraser Valley.
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Economic and institutional aspects of adjustment to floods in the Lower Fraser Valley.

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Published in [Seattle?] .
Written in English


  • Flood control -- British Columbia -- Fraser Valley

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Paginationviii, 269 leaves.
Number of Pages269
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Open LibraryOL18854627M

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