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The Resource Drought, water law, and the origins of California's Central Valley Project, Tim Stroshane

Drought, water law, and the origins of California's Central Valley Project, Tim Stroshane

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Drought, water law, and the origins of California's Central Valley Project
Title
Drought, water law, and the origins of California's Central Valley Project
Statement of responsibility
Tim Stroshane
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is an account of how water rights were designed as a key part of the state's largest public water system, the Central Valley Project. Along sixty miles of the San Joaquin River, from Gustine to Mendota, four corporate entities called "exchange contractors" retain paramount water rights to the river. Their rights descend from the days of the Miller & Lux Cattle Company, which amassed an empire of land and water from the 1850s through the 1920s and protected these assets through business deals and prolific litigation. Miller & Lux's dominance of the river relied on what many in the San Joaquin Valley regarded as wasteful irrigation practices and unreasonable water usage. Economic and political power in California's present water system was born of this monopoly on water control. Stroshane tells how drought and legal conflict shaped statewide economic development and how the grand bargain of a San Joaquin River water exchange was struck from this monopoly legacy, setting the stage for future water wars. His analysis will appeal to readers interested in environmental studies and public policy"--
  • "Economic and political power in California's water system was born of monopolist Miller & Lux's water rights: they are ghostly and forgettable in the wet years, vexing and implacable in the dry. Drought, Water Law, and the Origins of California's Central Valley Project tells how drought and legal conflict shaped statewide economic development, and how a grand bargain from the monopolized bloc of water rights was struck, setting the stage for future water wars"--
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1957-
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Stroshane, Tim
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Central Valley Project (Calif.)
  • Water resources development
  • Water rights
  • Water-supply
  • Central Valley Project (Calif.)
  • Water resources development
  • Water rights
  • Water-supply
  • California
Label
Drought, water law, and the origins of California's Central Valley Project, Tim Stroshane
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 234 pages
Isbn
9781943859214
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016018417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)951158309
Label
Drought, water law, and the origins of California's Central Valley Project, Tim Stroshane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 234 pages
Isbn
9781943859214
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016018417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)951158309

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