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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505 0 |a Introduction: A typically atypical stream -- Agriculture and oil -- A small river in the big legal picture -- Saving water to save the soil -- Shortages and negotiations -- The paper river and a lot of dam talk -- The wet river in a dry decade -- Building a dam times two -- Changes in the river: lawsuits, leaks, and brine -- Paper plus water makes (legal) fire -- Two suits and an act of Congress -- Conclusion: a once and future river -- Appendix A: Abbreviations, acronyms, and terms -- Appendix B: Conversions, climatology, and methodology -- Appendix C: For further reading. 
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520 |a 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' 
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