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Downriver : into the future of water in the West

Author: Heather Hansman
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Green River, the most significant tributary of the Colorado River, runs 730 miles from the glaciers of Wyoming to the desert canyons of Utah. Providing water for thirty-three million people, it flows through ranches, cities, national parks, and some of the most significant natural gas fields in the country. Stopped up by dams, slaked off by irrigation, and dried up by cities, the Green is crucial, overused, and  Read more...

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Named Person: Heather Hansman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Hansman
ISBN: 9780226432670 022643267X
OCLC Number: 1047524379
Description: 221 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: On the river : 702 cfs --
Farms : 686 cfs. The law of the river ; Growing a crop of humans in the desert ; All those people have to eat --
Cities : 2,790 cfs. The only watering hole in the whole county ; Flowing uphill to money ; Whose rights? --
Dams : 6.490 cfs. Claiming and reclamation ; After the dam ; Protect the Green River at all cost ; The map of what's next --
Fish : 9,080 cfs. Larval triggers ; Humans are a species, too ; What's the point of a wild river? ; One big fish tank --
Recreation : 9,180 cfs. Through the gates ; What is it worth? ; We save what we love and we love what we know --
Future risks : 10,600 cfs. Energy and power ; Water is where the fight is ; Climate change is water change --
Future plans : 6,820 cfs. This land is your land ; You can't just sell out to a city ; Getting comfortable with risk --
Confluence : 3,220 cfs --
Other Titles: Down river :
Responsibility: Heather Hansman.


Mixing lyrical accounts of quiet paddling through breathtaking beauty with nights spent camping solo and lively discussions with farmers, city officials, and other people met along the way, Downriver  Read more...


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