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Title Damming Grand Canyon : the 1923 USGS Colorado River expedition / Diane E. Boyer and Robert H. Webb ; U.S. Geological Survey ; foreword by Michael Collier.
Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, ©2007.


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 289 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Geological Survey (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
Geological Survey (U.S.) -- Biography.
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Grand Canyon (Ariz.) -- Description and travel.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Description and travel.
River surveys -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- History -- 20th century.
Dams -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- History -- 20th century.
Water-supply -- Political aspects -- Arizona -- Grand Canyon -- History -- 20th century.
Water resources development -- Arizona -- Grand Canyon -- History -- 20th century.
Grand Canyon (Ariz.) -- Environmental conditions.
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Environmental conditions.
Arizona -- Grand Canyon.
North America -- Colorado River.
Genre Biographies.
Contents Water and the Colorado desert -- Where should the dams be? politics, the Colorado River Compact, and the Geological Survey's role -- Prelude to an expedition : Washington and Flagstaff -- A cumbersome journey : Flagstaff to Lee's Ferry to the Little Colorado River -- Surveys and portages : Furnace Flats through the Inner Gorge -- Of flips and floods : Bass Canyon to Diamond Creek -- Feeling their oats : Diamond Creek to Needles -- Aftermath : politics and the strident hydraulic engineer.
Summary In 1923, America paid close attention, via special radio broadcasts, newspaper headlines, and cover stories in popular magazines, as a government party descended the Colorado to survey Grand Canyon. Fifty years after John Wesley Powell's journey, the canyon still had an aura of mystery and extreme danger. At one point, the party was thought lost in a flood. Something important besides adventure was going on. Led by Claude Birdseye and including colorful characters such as early river-runner Emery Kolb, popular writer Lewis Freeman, and hydraulic engineer Eugene La Rue, the expedition not only.
Other Author Webb, Robert H.
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Other Title Print version: Boyer, Diane E. Damming Grand Canyon. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, ©2007