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Land of the underground rain : irrigation on the Texas High Plains, 1910-1970

Author: Donald E Green
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1973.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Green, Donald Edward, 1936-
Land of the underground rain: irrigation on the Texas High Plains, 1910-1970.
Austin, University of Texas Press [1973]
(OCoLC)596150645
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald E Green
ISBN: 0292746040 9780292746046 0292743068 9780292743069
OCLC Number: 571977
Description: xvii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The barrier to settlement --
The western irrigation movement and the Great Plains --
Water resources of the southern High Plains --
The adaptation of pump irrigation technology to the Great Plains --
Land speculators and the beginnings of irrigation on the Texas High Plains, 1900-1910 --
The land speculator as a promoter and developer of irrigation on the Texas High Plains --
Early failure of pump irrigation, 1910-1920 --
Dust Bowl, New Deal, and the revival of irrigation --
The expansion of irrigation, 1940-1960 --
The problem of ground-water conservation --
The contemporary High Plains.
Other Titles: Texas High Plains, 1910-1970
Responsibility: by Donald E. Green.

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