Water in New Mexico: A History of Its Management and Use

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UNM Press, 1987 - 839페이지

Originally published in 1987, Water in New Mexico remains one of the most comprehensive studies of a natural resource for any state. It contains material from the earliest pueblo irrigation systems to recent judicial decisions. Clark explores the issues of land-grant water rights, the effects of coal and uranium mining on water quality, the allocation of groundwater, as well as the interstate and federal-state conflicts over land and water. These issues reflect the competing demands for private control, environmental quality, recreational access, and commercial use that influence the management of water to this day.

This volume brings together in one source a wealth of historical and contemporary material of great importance to lawyers, engineers, historians, economists, political scientists, environmentalists, and policy makers. Clark has effectively narrated a complex and tangled history in a style that is accessible to lay readers as well as to specialists.

 

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The Ancient Ones and Their Successors
1
Spain Sends Its Law to the New World
9
New Mexico Changes Hands
24
Congressmenand OthersDiscover the Arid Lands
44
Remolding Land Law to Arid Conditions
55
In Search of a Reclamation Policy
67
New Mexico Reacts to Federal Legislation
83
New Mexico Expands Its Local Water Institutions
100
Steam dragline on East Side Canal in the Mesilla Valley
276
Conchas Dam
282
Washing facility at coal mine at Madrid
287
Trials and Tribulations of Groundwater Administration
296
Intrastate Problems and Progress
323
Institutional Water Administration
347
Cooperative Federalism
375
Aerial view of P L 566 floodwater retarding structure
423

New Mexico Defines Its Law and Refines Its Practices
115
From Reclamation to Conservation
133
Acoma women at the reservoir
151
Aerial view near Anton Chico
157
Spillway at Avalon Dam
163
Bringing in an artesian well near Roswell
169
The New State and Its Water Problems
171
From Irrigation Districts to Conservancy Districts
188
Dividing the Waters of Interstate Streams
214
Groundwater in the Ascendancy
233
Depression and War Years
243
Deterioration of the Alameda Drain
436
Environmental and Energy
443
Interstate Compacts Conflicts and Compromises
500
Federal Lands and Installations
551
Indian Water Rights
596
Retrospect and Prospect
671
Notes xi
697
Selected Bibliography
787
Table of Cases
809
Index
815
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Professor emeritus of history at New Mexico State University, Ira G. Clark ranks among the foremost historians of water in the nation.

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