Water Supply in the Northeast: A Study in Regulatory Failure

Ann J. Gellis
INTRODUCTION Water is a plentiful resource in the Northeastern' United States. 2 Water supply management in the region is complicated, however, by droughts 3 and the fact that water sources are not always within the convenient reach of population centers. These climatic and geographical conditions should not present Northeastern water management institutions with any insurmountable problems. Nevertheless, residents of the region have periodically suffered severe water shortages. These shortages
more » ... are man-made. They occur because the states of the region lack the insti-
doi:10.15779/z38wz5p fatcat:wepzacqsong3tkh2ozthbnofji