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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..


The Death And Life Of The Great Lakes

Author : Dan Egan  |  Pub Date: 2017-03-07  |  Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN 10 : 9780393246445
ISBN 13 : 0393246442

A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior—hold..


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 : National Geographic Books

ISBN 10 : 9781426205590
ISBN 13 : 1426205597

In 1869, John Wesley Powell led a small party down the Green and Colorado Rivers in a bold attempt to explore the Grand Canyon for the first time. After their monumental expedition..


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..


Water

Author : Jeremy J. Schmidt  |  Pub Date: 2017-04-04  |  Publisher : NYU Press

ISBN 10 : 9781479846429
ISBN 13 : 1479846422

An intellectual history of America's water management philosophy. Humans take more than their geological share of water, but they do not benefit from it equally. This imbalance has..