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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

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

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

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..


Water Is For Fighting Over

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..


Running Dry

ISBN 10 : 9781426205057
ISBN 13 : 1426205058

Waterman takes an unprecedented journey down the Colorado River, paddling in his kayak and hiking on foot, all 1,450 miles from the Rocky Mountains to its Mexican delta...


River Notes

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..


Cadillac Desert

ISBN 10 : 1440672822
ISBN 13 : 9781440672828

"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of river..