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Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West

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Where will the water come from to sustain the great desert cities of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix? In a provocative exploration of the past, present, and future of water in the West, James Lawrence Powell begins at Lake Powell, the vast reservoir that has become an emblem of this story. At present, Lake Powell is less than half full. Bathtub rings ten stories tall encircle its blue water; boat ramps and marinas lie stranded and useless. To refill it would require surplus waterand#151;but there is no surplus: burgeoning populations and thirsty crops consume every drop of the Colorado River. Add to this picture the looming effects of global warming and drought, and the scenario becomes bleaker still. Dead Pool, featuring rarely seen historical photographs, explains why America built the dam that made Lake Powell and others like it and then allowed its citizens to become dependent on their benefits, which were always temporary. Writing for a wide audience, Powell shows us exactly why an urgent threat during the first half of the twenty-first century will come not from the rising of the seas but from the falling of the reservoirs.

Synopsis:

"Dead Pool is the best book I know about the current state of the Colorado River and the policy issues facing it."and#151;Donald Worster, author of Rivers of Empire

"Dead Pool offers a powerful epitaph to the era of big dams. Carefully researched and cogently argued, it shows how the self-serving promoters of the Colorado River's dams have consistently ignored natural limits imposed by water supply, silt, and salt, creating a long-term crisis that may make ghost towns out of many of the overpopulated cities of the American West."and#151;Jacques Leslie, author of Deep Water: The Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment

About the Author

James Lawrence Powell, Executive Director of the National Physical Science Consortium at the University of Southern California, is author of Grand Canyon: Solving Earth's Grandest Puzzle, among other books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520268029
Author:
Powell, James Lawrence
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 b/w photographs, 4 line illustrations
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

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"Dead Pool is the best book I know about the current state of the Colorado River and the policy issues facing it."and#151;Donald Worster, author of Rivers of Empire

"Dead Pool offers a powerful epitaph to the era of big dams. Carefully researched and cogently argued, it shows how the self-serving promoters of the Colorado River's dams have consistently ignored natural limits imposed by water supply, silt, and salt, creating a long-term crisis that may make ghost towns out of many of the overpopulated cities of the American West."and#151;Jacques Leslie, author of Deep Water: The Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment

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