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Storm over Mono : the Mono Lake battle and the California water future

Author: John Hart
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A dramatic environmental saga unfolds in John Hart's compelling story of the fight to save Mono Lake. This ancient inland sea, in the eastern Sierra near Yosemite National Park, is among the oldest in North America. But over the past fifty years, as its feeder streams were steadily drained to supply inexpensive water to Los Angeles, the lake's water volume was reduced by half. Mono Lake's bizarre but productive
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Hart
ISBN: 0520201213 9780520201217 0520203682 9780520203686
OCLC Number: 32820161
Description: xv, 211 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Prologue: The bucket walk --
The place --
Before Los Angeles --
The coming of the city --
The streams go south --
The revolt of the bird-watchers --
The public trust --
The revenge of the anglers --
Losses and gains --
Eve of decision --
The clock turned back --
The meanings of Mono.
Responsibility: John Hart ; cartography by Nancy Fouquet.
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An environmental saga unfolds in this story of the fight to save Mono Lake. This ancient inland sea, in the eastern Sierra near Yosemite National Park, is among the oldest in North America, but its  Read more...

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"Hart tells the story of the David-and-Goliath struggle to save the lake--and how it revolutionized California's water policies. . . . Hart deftly threads through the legal thickets, politicking and Read more...

 
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