PR: International Coalition For River Restoration Formed

jf noonan jfn1 at
Thu Jul 30 09:06:17 PDT 1998

On Tue, 28 Jul 1998, Thomas Mertes wrote:

> Another good book on the utter folly of U.S. policy toward river
> >management and irrigation, esp. in the West, is Cadillac Desert (the
> >author's name escapes me at the moment...) Very high on the outrage
> >quotient...
> >
> >Jim Baird
> Marc Reisner is the author of Cadillac Desert
> For some other even more powerful criticisms of water politics in the West
> and California see:
> Robert Gottlieb, A Life of its Own : the Politics and Power of Water
> Robert Gottlieb and Margaret FitzSimmons, Thirst for Growth : Water
> Agencies as
> Hidden Government in California

I'd add to this list the article in the June issue of _Harper's_ by Wade Graham "A Hundred Rivers Run Through It" which gives a look at the history as well as current trends in water usage policy in the west.


Joseph Noonan jfn1 at

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