Damming Grand Canyon : the 1923 USGS Colorado River expedition [E-Book] / Diane E. Boyer and Robert H. Webb ; U.S. Geological Survey ; foreword by Michael Collier.
Boyer, Diane E.
Webb, Robert H.
Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, c2007
xiii, 289 pages : illustrations, maps.
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Table of Contents:
  • Water and the Colorado desert
  • Where should the dams be? politics, the Colorado River Compact, and the Geological Survey's role
  • Prelude to an expedition : Washington and Flagstaff
  • A cumbersome journey : Flagstaff to Lee's Ferry to the Little Colorado River
  • Surveys and portages : Furnace Flats through the Inner Gorge
  • Of flips and floods : Bass Canyon to Diamond Creek
  • Feeling their oats : Diamond Creek to Needles
  • Aftermath : politics and the strident hydraulic engineer.