Patt Morrison for June 8, 2012

Finding water in the desert: Stephen Grace’s 'Dam Nation'

Dam Nation book

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"Dam Nation: How Water Shaped the West and Will Determine Its Future" by Stephen Grace

From the pioneer’s doctrine “the rain follows the plow,” through the time of John Wesley Powell, the founding of Los Angeles, and the rise and fall of the Bureau of Reclamation, water has been and will forever remain a political issue in the American West. Lest anyone forget, author Stephen Grace drops by to talk to Patt about the history of water management in the American West. Grace’s new book “Dam Nation: How Water Shaped the West and Will Determine Its Future” covers all of the above, plus the Colorado River and techniques like cloud seeding and desalination. Tune in to hear more!

Guest:

Stephen Grace, author of “Dam Nation” and “Under Cottonwoods”


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