David Owen - Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Flowing from the Rocky Mountains to the Colorado River Delta between Baja and Sonora, the Colorado River is 1,450 miles long and supplies water to more than 36 million people and six million acres of farmland. Yet the river runs dry before it reaches its natural terminus, and current usage already incurs a 1.2 million acre-feet shortfall per year. In his detailed tour of this essential waterway Owen, a New Yorker staff writer and author of books including The Conundrum and Green Metropolis, traces the web of reservoirs, parks, and industries that depends on the river, explains the engineering and the patchwork “Law of the River” that determines water rights, and considers what we need to do to protect the Colorado—and other vital water sources throughout the country—from the dangers of climate change and overuse. 

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Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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$28.00
ISBN: 9781594633775
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 11th, 2017

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