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Partial proceedings of Conference of Governors, Commissioners and advisors of the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, on the Colorado River
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22 SEVEN STATES CONFERENCE MEMORIAL CONCERNING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS RESPECTING THE COLORADO RIVER (Adopted at Seven States Conference on the Colorado River in Denver) TO THE HONORABLE CALVIN COOLIDGE, President of the United States of America, and THE HONORABLE FRANK B. KELLOGG, Secretary of State: WHEREAS, the prosperity and growth of the Colorado River states, namely, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, are dependent upon present and increasing use of the waters of the Colorado river for domestic, agricultural, industrial and other beneficial purposes, and the need of many regions of these states for additional water from that source, already is extremely acute and will become increasingly so, and WHEREAS, said river is an international stream between the United States of America and the United States of Mexico with all of the water supplying the same coming from the United States of America, and the United States of Mexico is rapidly extending the irrigated area supplied from said river within her own boundaries, and great storage projects within the United States of America are in existence and in contemplation, and WHEREAS, said United States of Mexico, although having no strictly legal right to a continuance of the river flow for beneficial purposes, nevertheless, may hereafter make some claim thereto, and WHEREAS, under acts of congress of May 13, 1924, and March 3, 1927, a commission of three has been appointed by the President to co-operate with representatives of the United States of Mexico in a study regarding the equitable use of the waters of the Colorado river and other international waters for the purpose of securing information on which to base a treaty relative to international uses. NOW, THEREFORE, and to the end that no unfortunate misunderstanding may arise between the United States of America and the United States of Mexico, and that no false encouragement may be given to present or future developments along the Colorado river in the United States of Mexico, WE. THE GOVERNORS OF ALL SEVEN OF THE COLORADO RIVER STATES, WITH OUR INTERSTATE RIVER COMMISSIONERS AND ADVISORS IN CONFERENCE ASSEMBLED in the City of Denver on this 26th

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