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...
Texas State Historical Association,
- 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.