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Water on the Great Plains

issues and policies
  • 200 Pages
  • 4.91 MB
  • English

Texas Tech University Press , Lubbock, Tex
Water-supply -- Great Plains., Water-supply -- Government policy -- United St


Great Plains., United St

StatementPeter J. Longo and David W. Yoskowitz, editors.
ContributionsLongo, Peter Joseph., Yoskowitz, David W.
LC ClassificationsTD223 .W29197 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 200 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3937787M
ISBN 10089672459X
LC Control Number2001001832

This book is a fascinating read that lays the foundation for understanding the alarming demand of our water resources. The Great Plains has survived historic disasters, however the loss of the Ogallala Aquifer could return this important agricultural producing region back to what many early explorers referred to the Great American desert/5(18).

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In Water on the Great Plains: Issues and Policies, Peter J. Longo and David W. Yoskowitz have collected current scholarship on the cultural, economic, environmental, legal, and political implications of water :   Ashworth journeys through the High Plains on a quest to unravel the tangled conundrum of water and life there.

Featured is the Ogallala Aquifer--the finite source of this arid region's water. Along the way the reader will gain an understanding and appreciation for the Water on the Great Plains book, topography, and history of the High Plains as well as a sense of its beauty.4/5.

The Great Plains of North America stretch from Texas to Alberta. It is on the brink of a water crisis, a silent crisis that threatens the health of people, environments, and economies.

This title tells the history of successful and unsuccessful water policies, and of how dedicated people and communities can work together to protect their homes. In Water on the Great Plains: Issues Water on the Great Plains book Policies, Peter J.

Longo and David W. Yoskowitz have collected current scholarship on the cultural, economic, environmental, legal, and political implications of water policy.

The ten essays contained here tell a lively history of successful and unsuccessful water policies, and of how dedicated people and communities can work together to. Then as now, water and water rights were of vital importance on the Great Plains.

Webb discusses agriculture and irrigation, and looks at laws and customs that were eventually implemented to govern the use of water. The book is outdated in this section, as it was written before the Ogallala Aquifer was in wide use to irrigate the by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cole, John S.

(John Selden). Use of water of spring wheat on the Great Plains. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. The best spearmen in the group ran to a cliff which jutted out and threw all the spears they had.

One hit the eel-a-mun and dropped off. However, it did make a hole in the water-carrier. On and on across the plains ran the bula gibir-galang. They did not notice that the water.

The people of the plains lived in the mid west area starting at the top of Texas and ending in the beginning of Canada. The Great Plains covered about ¼ of the U.S. The people of the plains had landforms of gently rolling hills, tall grasses, and very few trees.

The grasses can be taller than a man, sometimes taller than a man on a horse. The centrality of water scarcity on the region's public agenda, the correlative need for preservation, and the policies and laws resulting from these circumstances are basic to the concerns of Water on the Great Plains. The book makes a valuable contribution to the study of equity in water rights, its ten chapters offering an accurate overview of the equity issue from several perspectives: geographical, historical.

This book has value for not only those interested in American history but for those interested in the early development of natural resource, and land and water management policy.

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Webb cites the conditions that characterize t A wonderful history of the American frontier as it passed out of the wooded East and onto the seemingly endless grassed plains of Mid-America/5(20). People of the Great Plains have been drawing on the underground water of the sprawling Ogallala Aquifer for centuries.

But it took a failed tinkerer's single inspired invention in —the. Water Quality in the US Great Plains. Project Name: Effects of annual precipitation and runoff on water quality in the US Great Plains Rationale.

Declining surface water quality is of great concern across the US Great Plains. Recent trends in the earth climate can create abrupt changes in precipitation, which can alter the impact of runoff and leaching from soils on water quality.

Review: The Great Plains User Review - Fredrick - Goodreads. Webb writes about the Great plains in the center of North America.

Somewhat wordy and dull. Read full review2/5(1). A story of a crucial, dwindling natural resource: an invisible ocean of fresh water under the High Plains. The Ogallala Aquifer that lies deep beneath the Great Plains from Texas to Colorado contains enough water to fill Lake Erie nine times.

Mining water in the Great Plains. Spanning eight states north to south, the Ogallala aquifer is the source of much the water west of the th Meridian and east of the Rockies. This classic description of the interaction between the vast central plains of America and the people who lived there has, since its first publication inbeen one of the most influential, widely known, and controversial works in western history.

Arguing that "the Great Plains environmentconstitutes a geographic unity whose influences have been so powerful as to put a characteristic /5(2). Language: English. ISBN: ISBN Release Date: August Publisher: University of Nebraska Press. Length: Pages. Weight: lbs.

Dimensions: " x. The Great Plains. AS a fitting or that the Plains in imagination, as described in books, tourists' letters, or reports of isolated scientific parties, differed so widely from the Plains as they actually exist and appear to the eye. Wherever Water is found on the Plains, particularly if it is standing, innumerable gadflies and mosquitoes.

The Great Plains, stretching northward from Texas into Canada, is a region that has been understudied and overlooked. The Atlas of the Great Plains, however, brings a new focus to North America’s more than three hundred original full-color maps, accompanied by extended explanatory text, this collection chronicles the history of the Great Plains, including political and.

Introduction I cannot explain why William Ashworth's excellent book Ogallala Blue: Water and Life on the Great Plains languished on my bookshelf for almost ten years.

I purchased it soon after arriving in Oregon from New Mexico, where I knew about the Ogallala aquifer (aka 'OA') because it underlies part of eastern New Mexico and had become the poster child for aquifer depletion.

Featuring stunning imagery, NET Television’s “Great Plains: America’s Lingering Wild” is based on Forsberg’s book of the same name. Less than years ago, the Great Plains was one of the greatest grassland ecosystems on Earth, stretching nearly a million square miles down the heart of the continent.

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The rest of the book focuses on America and how the culture and traditions of these settlers was adapted to fit the environment of the Great Plains. There are many areas of pioneer culture that needed to be changed and one of the first that Webb mentions was the need for explorers to view the plains region as something more than simply an area to cross through with the goal of reaching the.

Mike, As the story states, the line runs up through Manitoba. From there, into the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Manitoba and other southerly provinces of course have the same Great Plains as the US.

You guys even have the best song about it: “The th Meridian” by the great Ontario band The Tragically Hip. “T here are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”. These words by Willa Cather, the 20th-century author known for her novels depicting life on the Great Plains, are the first ones you’ll see upon opening Fierce Beauty: Storms of the Great Plains (The Images Publishing Group, ), a captivating new image book from photographer Eric Meola.

This book, Wolf of the Plains, is the first in a series of 5 books about Ghengis Khan and the Mongols. I read this book after I had read the next 3 books in the series, Bones of the Hill, Lords of the Bow, and Empire of Silver.

There is another book in the series called, Conqueror, which I Reviews: The name Great Plains State Park might conjure up images of flat, monotonous grassland which could be a little yawn worthy for some.

Well, surprise. This park is anything but boring and actually has mountains, a lake, and very diverse terrain. The challenge for this High Plains realist is to create strong compositions out of the extreme horizontals that predominate her chosen artistic geography.

As the works in this book will attest, Lewis excels in capturing the views discovered in her ramblings across the length and breadth of the region she has dubbed the “Great Plains of Texas.”. Webb's classic work on the plains of the Southwest and West including their settlement, use, and cultural ideas about the American west, including those of the plains Indians, Spanish Colonials, and later settlers from the East.

Webb also discusses transportation, fencing, water and land and water date:. in check. Proper land use and good soil and water conservation practices would prevent much of the damage to the land, crops, and people during these recurring droughts.

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Droughts During Early Settlement The first extensive settlement of the southern Great Plains by farmers began the year after the great blizzard of killed many of the.When not on the water or hiking/biking a trail, kids will enjoy the park's playground.

If you're looking to enjoy the amenities of camping at Great Plains State Park, but want to venture out on a day trip, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is only a few miles away. Great Plains State Park offers a variety of accommodations.The Great Plains is shaped by the people who live in the region and the impacts they make.

Those people are the subjects of three new books that the Center for Great Plains Studies will launch as part of the Nebraska Book Festival by the Nebraska Center for the Book.