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The Living River

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses how The New York Times challenged the long-held claims of Arizona officials that their state was entitled to a portion of the Colorado River by rights, a claim recently upheld ... More


Institutional Diversity and Interstate Hydropolitics in the United States of America

Scott M. Moore

in Subnational Hydropolitics: Conflict, Cooperation, and Institution-Building in Shared River Basins

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190864101
eISBN:
9780197559888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864101.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Management of Land and Natural Resources

Hydropolitics in the United States presents a twofold puzzle. First, the United States features a diversity of models for governing river basins. While many river basins, including the Colorado, ... More


Large-River Fish Conservation in the Colorado River Basin: Progress and Challenges with Razorback Sucker

Kevin R. Bestgen, Thomas E. Dowling, Brandon Albrecht, and Koreen A. Zelasko

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Razorback sucker Xyrauchen texanus, a historically widespread and abundant warmwater fish endemic to the Colorado River basin, has declined dramatically. Habitat alteration, dams that block migration ... More


Running on Empty: Southwestern Water Supplies and Climate Change

Bradley H. Udall

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The two major rivers of the Southwest United States and Mexico, the Colorado and the Rio Grande, were fundamentally and irretrievably altered during the 20th century. Massive dam construction in both ... More


The Exotic Dilemma: Lessons Learned from Efforts to Recover Native Colorado River Basin Fishes

Brandon Albrecht, Ron Kegerries, Ron Rogers, and Paul Holden

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Native fishes of desert-aquatic ecosystems have been dramatically impacted by nonnative species. Over time, habitat modification and degradation set the stage for the influx of many nonnative taxa. ... More


The Legacies of Hetch Hetchy

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The legacies of Hetch Hetchy are numerous. Without the fight, American national parks might be administered by the US Forest Service. The fight was instrumental in the passage of the National Parks ... More


The River Commons

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter takes a look at the future and the evolution of a wholly different concept of the way we interact with rivers. In particular, it considers the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and the ... More


Lava Falls: The Blood of Oasis Civilization

William deBuys

in A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199778928
eISBN:
9780197563144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199778928.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Rightly or wrongly, everything challenging on a whitewater river in North America gets compared to the booming rapid that culminates, in space, time, and difficulty, a river trip through the Grand ... More


The Triumph of Localism: The Rejection of National Water Planning in 1950

Sarah S. Elkind

in How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy: Business, Power, and the Environment in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834893
eISBN:
9781469602707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869116_elkind.10
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses an editorial announcement that the Senate had finally passed the Boulder Canyon dam bill, in which the New York Times lamented that Congress had missed an opportunity to plan ... More


Arizona

William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley

in High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300220384
eISBN:
9780300227550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220384.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

After examining one of the world’s worst case scenarios, the book turns to the state of Arizona that has one of the world’s more progressive groundwater management programs. After years of debate, ... More


Introduction to the Colorado River Negotiations

Bruno Verdini Trejo

in Winning Together: The Natural Resource Negotiation Playbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037136
eISBN:
9780262343633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037136.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Introduces the Colorado River case, presenting an overview of the chapters to follow, as well as providing context for analysis of the binational negotiations with a summary of the 2012 landmark ... More


Enhancing the Prospects for Finding Agreement

Bruno Verdini Trejo

in Winning Together: The Natural Resource Negotiation Playbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037136
eISBN:
9780262343633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037136.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Analyzes how the evidence from the Gulf of Mexico and Colorado River cases relates to the four realms of scholarship underpinning and combined through this book’s interdisciplinary research: public ... More


Traders and Raiders: The Indigenous World of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859

Natale A. Zappia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469615844
eISBN:
9781469619842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469615844.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The Colorado River region looms large in modern history, but has, in fact, played a pivotal role in the colonial designs of Euro-Americans since the first Spanish journey up the Colorado River in the ... More


Application of the Commercial approach: A few case studies

S. Nazrul Islam

in Rivers and Sustainable Development: Alternative Approaches and Their Implications

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190079024
eISBN:
9780190079055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079024.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Chapter 4 provides a few case studies of rivers to illustrate the consequences of the Commercial approach. These rivers are: the Colorado River of the United States; the Murray-Darling river system ... More


A Mighty Bulwark against the Blind and Raging Forces of Nature: Harnessing the River

Andrew M. Busch

in City in a Garden: Environmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632643
eISBN:
9781469632667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632643.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter describes Austin’s natural features and hazards, concentrating on the Colorado River system. It then investigates how Austin’s early twentieth century business and political leaders ... More


Evapotranspiration by Tamarisk in the Colorado River Basin

Erika Zavaleta

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on evapotranspiration (ET) by tamarisk in the Colorado River basin. In particular, it considers whether restoration of tamarisk-invaded rivers and riverbanks could result in ... More


Back to the Drawing Board

Bruno Verdini Trejo

in Winning Together: The Natural Resource Negotiation Playbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037136
eISBN:
9780262343633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037136.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Explores how, in the context of drought, the parties were able to move From Litigation to Cooperation. After a serious diplomatic confrontation and ensuing lawsuit in which both countries ended up ... More


Broadening Perspectives

Bruno Verdini Trejo

in Winning Together: The Natural Resource Negotiation Playbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037136
eISBN:
9780262343633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037136.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Highlights a set of transformative steps to changing the mindset of the stakeholders in the binational negotiations. Seeing is Believing illustrates how, overcoming a long-held pattern of mistrust, ... More


Tearing Down Walls

Bruno Verdini Trejo

in Winning Together: The Natural Resource Negotiation Playbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037136
eISBN:
9780262343633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037136.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Focuses on the engagement strategies and the innovative contributions of the environmental NGOs to the binational negotiations. Bringing More Issues to the Table tells the story of how the ... More


Linguistic Paleontology and Migration: The Case of Uto-Aztecan

Jane H. Hill

in Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036076
eISBN:
9780813041780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036076.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter uses the methods of linguistic paleontology including lexical reconstruction and identification of loan words to suggest migration routes for the dispersal of the Uto-Aztecan languages. ... More


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