Western Water Made Simple

September 29, 1986

Part 1 of the award-winning four-issue series about water in the West.


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Western water made simple
Western water once existed in a protected world unto itself, made up of complex laws and regulations, tight political alliances, bureaucracies and massive federal subsidies. But now it is subject to real world forces, making it understandable.
The Corps adapts, the Bureau founders
The Army Corps of Engineers, with its national constituency, appears to have found a strategy for survival. The Bureau of Reclamation, with its 17-state Western constituency, may be on its way to being outdated.
When water kingdoms clash
A water deal between California's Imperial Irrigation District and the Metropolitan Water District was to bring water marketing of age. Instead, it has revealed the pitfalls that lie in the path of water marketing.
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