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Comment: Publisher: University of California Press
Date of Publication: 1975
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Water and the West Hardcover – October, 1975

ISBN-13: 978-0520027008 ISBN-10: 0520027000

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (October 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520027000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520027008
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,886,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Norris Hundley, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of many books on California, water rights, and the West.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert G. Shaver on March 25, 2012
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WATER everyone needs it. This book traces the events that took place to finalize the Colorado River Compact some forty years in the making, while no bullets were fired there was and still is a war going on. The Colorado River basin includes Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Mexico while not part of the compact is also a user of the water source as is Arizona's Indian Reservations. The politics, bickering and outright hostility between States, US Government, Irrigation districts, Cities and Industry lasted for years and was finely settled in the Supreme Court in 1963.
Major players Arthur Powell Davis, Herbert Hoover, Commissioner's W.S. Norviel for Arizona, W.F McClure for California, Delph E. Carpenter for Colorado, J.G Scrugham for Nevada , Stephen B. Davis for New Mexico, R.E. Caldwell for Utah and Frank C, Emerson for Wyoming who signed the compact in 1922 but not ratified till 1963. Other the players in the saga are well known: Los Angeles Water District, notorious water hustler, Sothern California Edison, Imperial Valley Irrigation,

Water and the West: The Colorado River Compact and the Politics of Water in the American West, Second Edition
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