Water follies : groundwater pumping and the fate of America's fresh waters / Robert Glennon.

Includes material on the effects of groundwater pumping on the Santa Cruz in Tucson, the Upper San Pedro River in Arizona, Florida wetlands, the Edwards Aquifer in Texas, the Ipswich River Basin in Massachusetts, the Cosumnes River of California, Maine, the Straight River of Minnesota, the Hopi Rese...

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Main Author: Glennon, Robert Jerome, 1944-
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©2002.
Subjects:
USA
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. The worth of water in the United States
  • 2. Human reliance on groundwater
  • 3. How does a river go dry : the Santa Cruz in Tucson
  • 4. A river at risk : the Upper San Pedro River in Arizona
  • 5. Tampa Bay's avarice : Cypress Groves, wetlands, springs, and lakes in Florida
  • 6. The tourist's mirage : San Antonio's River Walk, the Edwards Aquifer, and endangered species
  • 7. Suburban development and watershed initiatives : Massachusetts' Ipswich River Basin
  • 8. A game of inches for endangered Chinook salmon : California's Cosumnes River, the Army Corps of Engineers, and Sacramento sprawl
  • 9. Wild blueberries and Atlantic salmon : down east Maine
  • 10. Size does count, at least for French fries : Minnesota's Straight River
  • 11. The Black Mesa Coal Slurry Pipeline : the Hopi Reservation in Arizona
  • 12. Is gold or water more precious : mining in Nevada
  • 13. All's fair in love and water
  • 14. The future of water : tourism and Grand Canyon National Park
  • 15. The tragedy of law and the commons.