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by John A. Adams

Category: Americas
Subcategory: History books
Author: John A. Adams
ISBN: 0890964262
ISBN13: 978-0890964262
Language: English
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; 1st edition (November 1, 1990)
Pages: 161
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Before there was a Lower Colorado River Authority, the Colorado River cut across Central Texas free and unfettered by artificial structures. John Adams details the dynamics in the struggle of private interests and public institutions to cooperate in the taming of the Colorado.

Before there was a Lower Colorado River Authority, the Colorado River cut across Central Texas free and unfettered by artificial structures. But the river could be unpredictable and dangerous. In the early years of the twentieth century there were numerous attempts to harness and develop the river. Some Texans desperately wanted private enterprise to achieve that goal, but Before there was a Lower Colorado River Authority, the Colorado River cut across Central Texas free and unfettered by artificial structures.

Lowitt, Richard, 1992. Who was a student of whom, using RePEc. Damming the Colorado: The Rise of the Lower Colorado River Authority, 1933†1939. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1990. Handle: RePEc:cup:jechis:v:52:y:1992:i:02:p:508-509 01. Curated articles & papers on various economics topics.

This book provides an insightful and useful case study of political compromise and regional conflict resolution stemming from the construction of multipurpose development projects on the Colorado River of Texas.

This book provides an insightful and useful case study of political compromise and regional conflict resolution stemming from the construction of multipurpose development projects on the Colorado River of Texas New Deal reclamation project complete with dams, reservoirs, and hydroelectric power stations to central Texas. Some Texans desperately wanted private enterprise to achieve that goal, but the job proved to be larger than the resources of the private sector.

Damming the Colorado: The Rise of the Lower Colorado River Authority, 1933–1939. ByJohn A. AdamsJr · College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1990

Damming the Colorado: The Rise of the Lower Colorado River Authority, 1933–1939. AdamsJr · College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1990. xvii + 161 pp. Charts, maps, illustration, notes, bibliography, and index. Recommend this journal.

Damming the Colorado: the rise of the Lower Colorado River Authority, 1933-1939. 1990, Texas A&M University Press.

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) is a nonprofit multipurpose public . John A. Adams, J. Damming the Colorado: The Rise of the Lower Colorado River Authority, 1933–1939 (College Station.

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) is a nonprofit multipurpose public agency established by the Texas legislature in November 1934 as a conservation and reclamation district with a statutory authority of ten counties, from San Saba in Central Texas to Matagorda on the Gulf Coast, that encompass the lower two-thirds of the Colorado River of Texas. The only viable offer came in 1933 from a federal agency created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal administration. Damming the Colorado: The Rise of the Lower Colorado River Authority, 1933–1939 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1990).

Damming the Colorado: The Rise of the Lower Colorado River .

Damming the Colorado: The Rise of the Lower Colorado River Authority, 1933-1939, Texas A&M University Press (College Station, TX), 1990. In his Damming the Colorado, Adams traces the origins and early construction phase of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), known locally as "Texas's little TVA," whose initial task was flood control of the Red River.

This is a list of dams on the Colorado River system of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. The Colorado runs 1,450 mi (2,330 km) from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California, draining parts of seven . states and two Mexican states. The river system is one of the most heavily developed in the world, with fifteen dams on the main stem of the Colorado and hundreds more on tributaries.

Before there was a Lower Colorado River Authority, the Colorado River cut across Central Texas free and unfettered by artificial structures. But the river could be unpredictable and dangerous. In the early years of the twentieth century there were numerous attempts to harness and develop the river. Some Texans desperately wanted private enterprise to achieve that goal, but the job proved to be larger than the resources of the private sector. What emerged in the mid-1930s was a cooperative federal-state approach that created controversy yet results.John Adams details the dynamics in the struggle of private interests and public institutions to cooperate in the taming of the Colorado. The Great Depression further constricted private capital available for large-scale reclamation projects, but the New Deal entered into the effort. With seasoned Texas politicians in Washington, millions of dollars in federal funds were channeled into the Lower Colorado River Authority. The Lower Colorado River Authority resulted in a system of dams, reservoirs, and hydroelectric power stations.Intensive research in primary documents, including four sets of presidential papers, and in state and national archives has enabled Adams to trace the development of the accord and relationships between private utility interests, conservationists, and politicians that finally dammed the Colorado and further cemented the precedent for federally funded water and reclamation projects in the West.
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