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The Bureau of Reclamation: From Developing to Managing Water, 1945-2000, Volume 2

Title:
The Bureau of Reclamation: From Developing to Managing Water, 1945-2000, Volume 2
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Throughout its history, the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has been an innovator in the engineering and science of dam and canal design and construction, hydraulic modeling, hydroelectricity production and delivery, water delivery, conservation, and multipurposes use of water. The story of Reclamation is deeply entwined with the development of the American West in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. One third of the West’s population and about 10,000,000 acres of the West’s irrigation land, and about one third of the irrigated land, use water from Reclamation projects. Reclamation-generated hydropower played an important role in the electrification of western rural areas and development of industries, especially during and after World War II. This volume focus on the history of the Bureau of Reclamation from the end of World War II through year 2000. 

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Table of Contents

Volume II

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ............................................................................ix

COMMISSIONER’S INTRODUCTION ....................................................... xli

AUTHORS’ PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ............................xlv

SENIOR HISTORIAN’S PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ...................................................................... li

CHAPTER 8: RECLAMATION ADJUSTS TO POSTWAR AMERICA .........................................................................513

Introduction ...............................................................................................513

Postwar Transitions ....................................................................................516

Regionalization ..........................................................................................531

Valley Authorities and the Public v. Private Power Debate ........................536

Reclamation’s Leadership Issue and the 160 Acre Rule ............................550

The Transition: From Truman to Eisenhower ............................................558

Conclusion .................................................................................................570

CHAPTER 9: RECLAMATION AND THE POSTWAR WORLD, 1945 TO 1969 ........................................................................................573

Introduction ...............................................................................................573

Reclamation in the World Setting ..............................................................574

The Possibilities of China ..........................................................................581

A World in Need ........................................................................................591

Where National Interests Directed ............................................................593

Opening the Door to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) ..................................................597

From Denver to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) ..........................................................599

Encountering Ceylonese Culture ...............................................................601

Reclamation in the Midst of New Foreign Policy Formulations ...............605

The Wider World Draws on the Talents of Reclamation ............................607

The Commitments Continue ......................................................................612

Afghanistan ................................................................................................614

Southeast Asia............................................................................................623

CHAPTER 10: RECLAMATION IN AN ERA OF GUNS AND BUTTER: RIVERS, VALLEYS, AND CANYONS—1945 TO 1956 ....................641

Introduction ...............................................................................................641

The Excess Lands Issue in the Central Valley Project ...............................643

Hells Canyon and Public Power .................................................................660

Columbia Basin Project: The Irrigation Phase ..........................................670

The Upper Colorado River Storage Project: To Be or Not to Be ..............682

The Changing Critique ..............................................................................690

Conclusion .................................................................................................701

CHAPTER 11: END OF AN ERA AND NEW BEGINNINGS: ..................703

Introduction ...............................................................................................703

Construction on the CRSP .........................................................................704

Kennedy Administration and a “New Frontier” for Reclamation ..............717

Indian Water Rights and the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project ..................724

Central Arizona Project and the Pacific Southwest Water Plan .................741

Conclusion .................................................................................................766

CHAPTER 12: MEETING NEW CHALLENGES, 1956-1980 ....................769

Introduction ...............................................................................................769

Finding the Past: Archaeology and Cultural Resources on Reclamation Projects .............................................................................771

Getting Our Share: The Central Utah Project ............................................778

New Lessons: Bureau of Reclamation and the Environmental Movement .....................................................................792

Grand Coulee Dam’s Third Powerplant .....................................................803

Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie ............................................815

Teton ..........................................................................................................820

Conclusion: Carter’s Hit List .....................................................................833

CHAPTER 13: A NEW ERA FOR WATER IN THE WEST: BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, 1980-2000 ........................................839

Introduction ...............................................................................................839

After Teton .................................................................................................840

160 acre Limitation and the Family Farm ..................................................850

Water Transfers: From Farms to Cities ......................................................862

Fish versus Dams .......................................................................................876

Daniel Beard and the “New” Bureau of Reclamation ...............................888

Conclusion .................................................................................................901

CHAPTER 14: SELLING RECLAMATION: THE BUREAU OF RECLAMATION IN PHOTOGRAPHS, ART, AND FILM ...........905

Introduction ...............................................................................................905

Photography and the Photographers ..........................................................907

Large Dams and the “Machine Aesthetic” ................................................935

Artists and Representations of Reclamation ..............................................952

Films ..........................................................................................................968

Alternative Narratives ................................................................................978

Conclusion .................................................................................................989

APPENDIX A: BUREAU OF RECLAMATION TIMELINE FOR VOLUME 2 ..................................................................................993

APPENDIX B: COMMISSIONERS OF THE BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, 1945-2012 .........................................................999

APPENDIX C: CHIEF ENGINEER AND SUCCESSOR POSITIONS IN RECLAMATION .....................................................1011

APPENDIX D: SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, 1945-2012 .............................1013

APPENDIX E: RECLAMATION POWERPLANTS ..................................1015

APPENDIX F: BRIEFING PAPERS FROM PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER’S “STATEMENT ON WATER PROJECTS” OF APRIL 18, 1977 ............................................................................1025

APPENDIX G: THREE SAMPLES OF RECLAMATION DOCUMENTS OF FOREIGN VISTORS AND TRAINEES OVER TIME ...................................................................1043

BIBLIOGRAPHY ........................................................................................1055

INDEX .........................................................................................................1101

Audience

This book would interest developers in water supply, including engineers, construction managers, and water utility companies that manage quality water conservation, as well as local government personnel that become involved with natural disasters and maintaining flood control in various populations.

Product Details

Availability Details:
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USA Price:
$34.00
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Publisher:
Interior Dept., Bureau of Reclamation
Author:
  • Gahan, Andrew H.
Year/Pages:
2012: 652 p. (513-1120 p.); ill.
Key Phrases:
  • Reclamation
  • History of Reclamation, Volume 2
  • Bureau of Reclamation
Weight:
3.1875
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Item available Date:
11/06/2012
Last Status Update:
07/19/2017
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