A lot of important information, particularly the political maneuvering of the last century to enable the rerouting of the West's water to the California deserts. I was well aware of some of the issues, having written a paper on the Colorado River in college, but he took the research to a much more in-depth level. I like the title, but he could have easily titled it something like, "How California Uses Its Stolen Water" (note that California contributes nothing to the Colorado or Lake Mead, yet take the lion's share of the water). The other issue that has stayed with me is the sediment building up behind these dams, including specifically Hoover, the key to water distribution in the Lower Basin. For both California and Hoover, a reckoning is coming.