Discusses the history of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's operation and management of the Colorado River on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior from 1979 through 2008. Details the political, legal, institutional, and other instruments developed to address pressing issues faced by Colorado River Basin water users and managers. Reflective of its era, the 2008 volume has an increased focus on coordinated operations of the river in both the Upper and Lower Basins, on environmental matters, on the relationship with Mexico, and on Native American water settlements.The delta portion of the river dried up as the result of irrigation diversions at intervals after 1901. Navigation from Yuma south was interrupted by the shift of the rivera#39;s outlet to Volcano Lake in 1909. Steamship traffic from Yuma ceased entirelyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Colorado River Documents 2008 (Hardcover Book and Autoloading DVD)|
|Author||:||Katherine Ott Verburg|
|Publisher||:||Government Printing Office - 2011-01-06|