Dam Politics: Restoring America's Rivers

Dam Politics: Restoring America's Rivers

by William R. Lowry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878403892

ISBN-13: 9780878403899

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

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

Overview

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

1. Going Down to Rivers: The Possibility of a Journey to Restoration

2. Testing the Waters: The Types of Possible Changes

3. Launching the Trip: Into a New Era for American Rivers

4. Getting in the Strong Current: Embracing New Goals

5. Scouting the Rapids: Learning for the Future

6.Waiting Out the Storms: Opportunities and Challenges

7. Keeper Holes: Difficult Problems to Solve

8. Taking Out: Restorations as Symbols of Shifting Tides

Appendix 1: Bibliographical EssayAppendix 2: Statistical Analyses of Dam Removals

NotesBibliographyIndex

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