The Politics of Water in Arizona

The Politics of Water in Arizona

by Dean E. Mann


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“Mann’s book is timely, and its central theme, the role of legal, political, and scientific institutions in the utilization of water in Arizona, is appropriate. It is appropriate, moreover, for the greater region of California and the Southwest, where exist similar problems. . . . The Politics of Water in Arizona ranks along with Richard Cooley’s prize winning Politics and Conservation: The Decline of the Alaska Salmon as an outstanding contribution of a political science to the field of conservation and resource utilization.”—California Historical Society Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816535316
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Series: Century Collection Series
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dean E. Mann, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley), specialized in American Politics and was an early pioneer in the field of Environmental Politics. While teaching and conducting post-doctoral research at the University of Arizona, Mann established himself as an authority on the politics of water in the western United States. He served as a congressional fellow on the legislative staff of U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee and as a fellow with the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Chapter 1 The Physical Setting 1

Chapter 2 Water Resources Planning 7

Chapter 3 Surface Water Law 29

Chapter 4 Ground Water Law 43

Chapter 5 The Politics of Water 67

Chapter 6 The Colorado River 81

Chapter 7 Public Power and Politics 97

Chapter 8 State Management of Water Resources 115

Chapter 9 Federal Activities in Water Management 133

Chapter 10 Land Management 147

Chapter 11 Soil and Water Conservation 179

Chapter 12 Management for Recreation and Conservation 193

Chapter 13 Water Research Activities 209

Chapter 14 Research at the University of Arizona 213

Chapter 15 The U.S. Geological Survey 229

Chapter 16 The U.S. Department of Agriculture 239

Chapter 17 Conclusions 253

Notes to Chapters 260

Bibliography 289

Index 313


River Systems and Itrigated Areas xv

Parks, Monuments, and Indian Reservations xviii

Power Transmission Lines 107

Central Arizona Project and Proposed Dams 139

Ownership of Land in Arizona 149

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