Where The Water Goes

Author: David Owen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698189906
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The story Owen tells in Where the Water Goes is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert —and the ...

Author: Laurent Binet
Publisher:
ISBN: 9786169205265
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A River No More

Author: Philip L. Fradkin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520205642
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Ever increasing demands on the river to supply cities in the desert render this new edition all too timely. Philip Fradkin has updated this valuable book with a new preface.

Allred Johnson Nominations Congressional Hearing

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781422320143
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Mr. Chairman, President Bush nominated Mr. Johnson to be the Commissioner of
the Bureau of Reclamation and I commend the President for selecting such an
outstanding nominee who has the expertise and demeanor to oversee the
Bureau of Reclamation's important mandate of managing water in rest. Mr.
Johnson has ably served as the Bureau's Lower Colorado River Regional
Director since 1995 and in this role, amon many responsibilities, he oversees
three major Federal ...

Water And The West

Author: Norris Hundley
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520260108
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The Colorado River Compact and the Politics of Water in the American West
Norris Hundley ... Except for a strip along the north Pacific coast and isolated
areas in the high mountains, the West is a region of sparse rainfall and few rivers.
The implications of these facts of geography have been enormous. From the time
of the first ... No bullets were fired in this war, yet the life and death of cities and
states in an enormous area were at stake. The Colorado River drains practically
the entire ...

The Los Angeles River

Author: Blake Gumprecht
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801866425
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Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth Blake Gumprecht ... The river and its
subsurface supply provided nearly one-fifth of the city's water until the 1940s,
when a second major aqueduct, from the Colorado River, began delivering water
to Southern California. ... It paid the Pacific Electric Railway $150,000 to extend
its commuter rail line across the valley and founded the towns of Lankershim (
now North Hollywood), Van Nuys, and Owensmouth (now Canoga Park) along its
tracks (fig.

Restoring Colorado River Ecosystems

Author: Robert W. Adler
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597267786
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Cartographers could not even place the junction of the Green and the Grand
rivers to within 100 miles.1 By the time Powell reached the head of the Grand
Canyon, he and his men had discerned at least some of the river's mysteries,
such as which kinds of canyon rock presaged dangerous rapids and which
foretold smooth water. Yet, despite three months of intensive experience in which
life or death could turn on the accuracy of their predictions, Powell and his
companions knew little ...

Cadillac Desert

Author: Marc Reisner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440672828
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That is how water projects that are a matter of life or death become projects a
region can live without. But the thorniest desert in which today's water lobby finds
itself wandering is the ecological legacy of its predecessors. By erecting thirty
thousand dams of significant size across the American West, they dewatered
countless rivers, wiped out millions of acres of riparian habitat, shut off many
thousands of river miles of salmon habitat, silted over spawning beds, poisoned
return flows ...