Engineering and legal aspects of land drainage in Illinois by Pickels, George Wellington

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Published by State Geological Survey in Urbana .

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  • Water-supply,
  • Drainage laws,
  • Drainage

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Statementby G.W. Pickels and F.B. Leonard
SeriesIllinois State Geological Survey. Bulletin -- no. 42 rev. 1929, Bulletin (Illinois State Geological Survey) -- no. 42 rev.
ContributionsLeonard, Frank Bonner, b. 1891, Illinois State Geological Survey
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LC ClassificationsQE105 .A16 no.42
The Physical Object
Pagination334 p.
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25484436M
OCLC/WorldCa1592329

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