Water in New Mexico : a history of its management and use (Book, 1987) [WorldCat.org]
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Water in New Mexico : a history of its management and use

Water in New Mexico : a history of its management and use

Author: Ira G Clark
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [1987]. ©1987
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats

Originally published in 1987, Water in New Mexico remains one of the most comprehensive studies of a natural resource for any state. It contains material from the earliest pueblo irrigation systems  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clark, Ira G.
Water in New Mexico.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1987
Named Person: New Mexico
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ira G Clark
ISBN: 0826309232 9780826309235
OCLC Number: 15014778
Description: xviii, 839 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Ancient ones and their successors --
Spain sends its laws to the New World --
New Mexico changes hands --
Congressmen--and others--discover the arid lands --
Remolding land law to arid conditions --
In search of a reclamation policy --
New Mexico reacts to federal legislation --
New Mexico expands its local water institutions --
New Mexico defines its law and refines its practices --
From reclamation to conservation --
New state and its water problems --
From irrigation districts to conservancy districts --
Dividing the waters to interstate streams --
Groundwater in the ascendancy --
Depression and war years --
Trials and tribulations of groundwater administration --
Intrastate problems and progress --
Institutional water administration --
Cooperative federalism --
Crises : environmental and energy --
Interstate compacts, conflicts, and compromises --
Federal lands and installations --
Indian water rights --
Retrospect and prospect.
Responsibility: Ira G. Clark.
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