By Patrick Dearen
emerging at 11,750 toes within the Sangre de Cristo variety and snaking 926 miles via New Mexico and Texas to the Rio Grande, the Pecos River is among the so much storied waterways within the American West. it's also probably the most . In 1942, the nationwide assets making plans Board saw that the Pecos River basin "probably provides a better aggregation of difficulties linked to land and water use than the other irrigated basin within the Western united states" within the twenty-first century, the river's difficulties have basically increased. Bitter Waters, the 1st book-length examine of the full Pecos, lines the river's environmental heritage from the arriving of the 1st Europeans within the 16th century to today.
working transparent at its resource and turning salty in its center achieve, the Pecos River has served as either a magnet of veneration and an item of scorn. Patrick Dearen, who has written concerning the Pecos because the Eighties, attracts on greater than one hundred fifty interviews and a wealth of basic assets to track the river's average evolution and man's interplay with it. Irrigation tasks, dams, invasive saltcedar, wooded area proliferation, fires, floods, movement decline, utilization conflicts, water caliber deterioration--Dearen deals a radical and obviously written account of what every one issue has intended to the river and its clients. As fine-grained intimately because it is sweeping in breadth, the image Bitter Waters offers is sobering yet now not with out desire, because it additionally extends to power options to the Pecos River's difficulties and the present efforts to undo many years of damage.
Combining the examine talents of an finished historian, the investigative concepts of a veteran journalist, and the attractive sort of an award-winning novelist, this strong and obtainable paintings of environmental heritage might mark a turning element within the Pecos's fortunes.
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Bitter Waters: The Struggles of the Pecos River by Patrick Dearen