Western water in the age of climate change

Book Review by Kyle Boelte, High Country News     Saturday, 20 June 2009

Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West
James Lawrence Powell
304 pages, hardcover: $27.50.
University of California, 2008.

At once a suspense thriller, a history in the tradition of Marc Reisner’s Cadillac Desert, and an informed warning, Dead Pool deserves to be read now, before we make even more mistakes. With both temperatures and the demand for water rising, it’s tempting to see dams as a source of salvation. But, argues Powell, dams only increase Westerners’ demand for water and, in so doing, make our problems even worse. Read more

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