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The Resource Where the water goes : life and death along the Colorado River, David Owen

Where the water goes : life and death along the Colorado River, David Owen

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Where the water goes : life and death along the Colorado River
Title
Where the water goes
Title remainder
life and death along the Colorado River
Statement of responsibility
David Owen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado's headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, farms, fracking sites, ghost towns, and RV parks, to the spot near the U.S.ђ́أMexico border where the river runs dry. Water problems in the western United States can seem tantalizingly easy to solve: just turn off the fountains at the Bellagio, stop selling hay to China, ban golf, cut down the almond trees, and kill all the lawyers. But a closer look reveals a vast man-made ecosystem that is far more complex and more interesting than the headlines let on. 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 disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Owen, David
Dewey number
917.91/304
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Owen, David
  • Water-supply
  • Stream ecology
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Label
Where the water goes : life and death along the Colorado River, David Owen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The headwaters -- The law of the River -- Tributaries -- Go West -- Grand Valley -- Salt, dry lots, and houseboats -- Lees Ferry -- Boulder Canyon Project -- Las Vegas -- Colorado River Aqueduct -- Central Arizona Project -- The rule of capture -- Boondocking -- Imperial Valley -- The Salton Sea -- Reclamation -- The delta -- What is to be done?
Control code
zorion b323959
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781594633775
Lccn
2016039410
System control number
  • (SKY)sky284983612
  • 322679
Label
Where the water goes : life and death along the Colorado River, David Owen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The headwaters -- The law of the River -- Tributaries -- Go West -- Grand Valley -- Salt, dry lots, and houseboats -- Lees Ferry -- Boulder Canyon Project -- Las Vegas -- Colorado River Aqueduct -- Central Arizona Project -- The rule of capture -- Boondocking -- Imperial Valley -- The Salton Sea -- Reclamation -- The delta -- What is to be done?
Control code
zorion b323959
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781594633775
Lccn
2016039410
System control number
  • (SKY)sky284983612
  • 322679

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