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In the scramble to claim water rights in the West during the fevered days of early emigration and expansion running out of water was rarely a concern and the dam building fever that transformed the West in the 19th and 20th centuries created a map of the region that may be unsustainable Throughout the arid American West metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles Phoenix Las Vegas and Denver need water These cities are growing but water supplies are dwindling Scientists agree that the West is heating up and drying out leading to future water shortages that will pose a challenge to existing laws Dam Nation looks first to the past to the stories of the California gold rush and the earliest attempts by men to shape the landscape and tame it takes us to the Great American Desert and the settlement of the west under the theory that rain follows the plow and then takes on the ongoing legal and moral battles in the West Author Stephen Grace is a novelist a storyteller and the author of several nonfiction books on Colorado He weaves the facts into a compelling narrative that informs entertains and tells an important story
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