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Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River



A brilliant, eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes 
 
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,…


Where The Water Goes

Author : David Owen  |  Pub Date: 2017-04-11  |  Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 9780698189904
ISBN 13 : 0698189906

A downstream adventure into the heart of one of America’s most important water systems examining where our water comes from and where it all goes The Colorado River is a crucial ..


Where The Water Goes

Author : David Owen  |  Pub Date: 2017-04-11  |  Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 9781594633775
ISBN 13 : 1594633770

A brilliant, eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, an..


River Notes

Author : Wade Davis  |  Pub Date: 2012-10-17  |  Publisher : Island Press

ISBN 10 : 9781610912068
ISBN 13 : 1610912063

Plugged by no fewer than twenty-five dams, the Colorado is the world's most regulated river drainage. The Colorado River provides most of the water supply of Las Vegas, Tucson, and..


Colorado Water Law For Non Lawyers

Author : P. Andrew Jones  |  Pub Date: 2009-04-30  |  Publisher : University Press of Colorado

ISBN 10 : 0870819690
ISBN 13 : 9780870819698

Why do people fight about water rights? Who decides how much water can be used by a city or irrigator? Does the federal government get involved in state water issues? Why is water ..


Running Dry

Author : Jonathan Waterman  |  Pub Date: 2010-05-18  |  Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN 10 : 9781426205590
ISBN 13 : 1426205597

Dammed and tunneled, forced into countless canals, trapped in reservoirs and harnessed for electricity, what once was untamed and free is now humbled, parched, and so yoked to huma..


Water Is For Fighting Over

Author : John Fleck  |  Pub Date: 2016-09-01  |  Publisher : Island Press

ISBN 10 : 9781610916790
ISBN 13 : 1610916794

When we think of water in the West, we think of conflict and crisis. Yet despite decades of headlines warning of mega-droughts, the death of agriculture, and the collapse of cities..


Contested Waters

Author : April R. Summitt  |  Pub Date: 2013-04-15  |  Publisher : University Press of Colorado

ISBN 10 : 9781607322115
ISBN 13 : 1607322110

"To fully understand this river and its past, one must examine many separate pieces of history scattered throughout two nations--seven states within the United States and two withi..