Dam Politics: Restoring America's Rivers

Dam Politics: Restoring America's Rivers

by William R. Lowry
     
 

Citing the poor water quality and altered flows that degrade urban and rural habitat in America's rivers, Lowry examines interactions between public policy and rivers, and looks toward an era of restoration including dam removal and restoring seasonal flows and natural habitat. Lowry (political science, Washington U., St. Louis) provides a systematic account of the… See more details below

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Citing the poor water quality and altered flows that degrade urban and rural habitat in America's rivers, Lowry examines interactions between public policy and rivers, and looks toward an era of restoration including dam removal and restoring seasonal flows and natural habitat. Lowry (political science, Washington U., St. Louis) provides a systematic account of the management of American waterways and how current policies are changing. Topics include fundamental changes on the Neuse and Kennebec rivers, experiential changes on the Colorado and Mississippi rivers, and disjointed changes on the Missouri and Snake rivers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878403899
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
American Governance and Public Policy Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Going Down to Rivers: The Possibility of a Journey to Restoration1
Ch. 2Testing the Waters: The Types of Possible Changes8
Ch. 3Launching the Trip: Into a New Era for American Rivers28
Ch. 4Getting in the Strong Current: Embracing New Goals64
Ch. 5Scouting the Rapids: Learning for the Futures91
Ch. 6Waiting Out the Storms: Opportunities and Challenges133
Ch. 7Keeper Holes: Difficult Problems to Solve165
Ch. 8Taking Out: Restorations as Symbols of Shifting Tides224
AppBibliographical Essay245
AppStatistical Analyses of Dam Removals250
Notes253
Bibliography271
Index297

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