Red water, black gold : the Canadian River in western Texas, 1920-1999 / by Margaret A. Bickers.

Red Water, Black Gold: The Canadian River in Texas 1920-1999 tells the story of the Canadian River in the Texas Panhandle. It is a tale of grand designs, high hopes, deep holes, politics, fishing, follies, foibles, and environmental change. Although efforts had been made to tap the Canadian River�...

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Main Author: Bickers, Margaret A., (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Denton : Texas State Historical Association, 2014.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:Red Water, Black Gold: The Canadian River in Texas 1920-1999 tells the story of the Canadian River in the Texas Panhandle. It is a tale of grand designs, high hopes, deep holes, politics, fishing, follies, foibles, and environmental change. Although efforts had been made to tap the Canadian River's waters before 1920, the discovery of oil in the Panhandle gave new urgency to the search for permanent water supplies. Additionally, the spread of groundwater irrigation amid the discovery of the limits of Ogallala Aquifer spurred regional interests to tap the Canadian. But overestimates of the river'
Physical Description:1 online resource.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9781625110282
1625110286