Long Island groundwater management program. by New York (State). Dept. of Environmental Conservation.

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Published by New York State/Department of Environmental Conservation in [Albany, N.Y.] .

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Other titlesGroundwater management program.
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ContributionsNew York (State). Division of Water
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