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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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bickers, Margaret A., (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Denton : Texas State Historical Association, 2014.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 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.