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Author Boyer, Diane E.

Title Damming Grand Canyon : the 1923 USGS Colorado River expedition / Diane E. Boyer and Robert H. Webb ; U.S. Geological Survey ; foreword by Michael Collier.

Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2007.
Publication Info. 2007


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 289 pages) : illustrations, maps
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online resource cr rdacarrier
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Water and the Colorado desert -- Where should the dams be? politics, the Colorado River Compact, and the Geological Survey's role -- Prelude to an expedition : Washington and Flagstaff -- A cumbersome journey : Flagstaff to Lee's Ferry to the Little Colorado River -- Surveys and portages : Furnace Flats through the Inner Gorge -- Of flips and floods : Bass Canyon to Diamond Creek -- Feeling their oats : Diamond Creek to Needles -- Aftermath : politics and the strident hydraulic engineer.
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Summary In 1923, America paid close attention, via special radio broadcasts, newspaper headlines, and cover stories in popular magazines, as a government party descended the Colorado to survey Grand Canyon. Fifty years after John Wesley Powell's journey, the canyon still had an aura of mystery and extreme danger. At one point, the party was thought lost in a flood. Something important besides adventure was going on. Led by Claude Birdseye and including colorful characters such as early river-runner Emery Kolb, popular writer Lewis Freeman, and hydraulic engineer Eugene La Rue, the expedition not only.
Language English.
Subject Geological Survey (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
Geological Survey (U.S.) -- Biography.
Geological Survey (U.S.) (OCoLC)fst00547115
Grand Canyon (Ariz.) -- Description and travel.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Description and travel.
River surveys -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- History -- 20th century.
Dams -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- History -- 20th century.
Water-supply -- Political aspects -- Arizona -- Grand Canyon -- History -- 20th century.
Water resources development -- Arizona -- Grand Canyon -- History -- 20th century.
Grand Canyon (Ariz.) -- Environmental conditions.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Environmental conditions.
TRAVEL -- United States -- West -- Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY)
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
Dams. (OCoLC)fst01198486
Ecology. (OCoLC)fst00901476
River surveys. (OCoLC)fst01098307
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Water resources development. (OCoLC)fst01171955
Water-supply -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01172410
Arizona -- Grand Canyon. (OCoLC)fst01240455
North America -- Colorado River. (OCoLC)fst01240026
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Added Author Webb, Robert H.
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Other Form: Print version: Boyer, Diane E. Damming Grand Canyon. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2007 (DLC) 2006103108 (OCoLC)77821579
ISBN 9780874216653 (electronic bk.)
0874216656 (electronic bk.)
9780874216608 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0874216605 (cloth ; alk. paper)

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