Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300551
Title:
Water in Arizona: A Reporter's History
Author:
Turner, Tom
Issue Date:
1-May-1976
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
Once Arizona sent National Guard troops to the Colorado River in an effort to counter California's claim on that River's water. Then, in following years, the farming interests dominated Arizona economy and politics. The farming interests promoted in their behalf the powerful Salt River Project, and the concept of groundwater as a property right. Over the years, agricultural power has held fast with only slight modifications in the basic groundwater law; this has inhibited the scientific assessment of Arizona's groundwater resources. Projections of the dire effects of groundwater policies first came from a few mavericks in the academic community. As facts have accumulated, these projections appear to be essentially correct. It is now evident that city, farm and industry can join to manage and conserve what is left of the dwindling water resource, or they can dry-up separately.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.
ISSN:
0272-6106

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleWater in Arizona: A Reporter's Historyen_US
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Tomen_US
dc.date.issued1976-05-01-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractOnce Arizona sent National Guard troops to the Colorado River in an effort to counter California's claim on that River's water. Then, in following years, the farming interests dominated Arizona economy and politics. The farming interests promoted in their behalf the powerful Salt River Project, and the concept of groundwater as a property right. Over the years, agricultural power has held fast with only slight modifications in the basic groundwater law; this has inhibited the scientific assessment of Arizona's groundwater resources. Projections of the dire effects of groundwater policies first came from a few mavericks in the academic community. As facts have accumulated, these projections appear to be essentially correct. It is now evident that city, farm and industry can join to manage and conserve what is left of the dwindling water resource, or they can dry-up separately.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300551-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.