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River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Daniel McCool


This book chronicles the history of water development agencies in America and the way in which special interests have abused rather than preserved the country's rivers, and also narrates the second, brighter act in this ongoing story: the surging, grassroots movement to bring these rivers back to life and ensure they remain pristine for future generations. It confirms the surprising news that America's rivers are returning to a healthier, free-flowing condition. The politics of river restoration demonstrates how strong grassroots movements can challenge entrenched powers and win. Through passi ... More

Keywords: water development agencies, water development, America, American rivers, river restoration, waterways, environmental degradation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231161312
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel McCool, author