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Author Hansman, Heather, author.

Title Downriver : into the future of water in the West / Heather Hansman.

Publication Info. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  333.91 HANSMAN    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  333.91 HANSMAN    Check Shelf
Description 221 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-217) and index.
Summary The Green River, the most significant tributary of the Colorado River, runs 730 miles and has been stopped up by dams, slaked off by irrigation, and dried up by cities. Former raft guide and environmental reporter Heather Hansman paddles the river from source to confluence to see what the experience might teach her about the present and future of water in the West.
Contents On the river -- Farms -- The law of the river -- Growing a crop of humans in the desert -- All those people have to eat -- Cities -- The only watering hole in the whole county -- Flowing uphill to money -- Whose rights? -- Dams -- Claiming and reclamation -- After the dam -- Protect the Green River at all cost --The map of what's next -- Fish -- Larval triggers -- Humans are a species, too -- What's the point of a wild river? -- One big fish tank -- Recreation -- Through the gates -- What is it worth? -- We save what we love and we love what we know -- Future risks -- Energy and power -- Water is where the fight is -- Climate change is water change -- Future plans -- This land is your land -- You can't just sell out to a city -- Getting comfortable with risk -- Confluence -- Timeline.
Subject Water conservation -- West (U.S.)
Water-supply -- West (U.S.)
Hansman, Heather -- Travel -- Green River (Wyo.-Utah)
Green River Watershed (Wyo.-Utah)
Water conservation. (OCoLC)fst01171608
Water-supply. (OCoLC)fst01172350
United States, West. (OCoLC)fst01243255
United States, West.
ISBN 9780226432670 (cloth : alk. paper)
022643267X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226432700 (ebook)
022643270X (ebook)
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