The History of Large Federal Dams: Planning, Design, and Construction in the Era of Big Dams

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Government Printing Office, 2005 - History - 605 pages
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"The objectives of the study were twofold: a history of federal dam development, concentrating on key projects and river systems, and the drafting of documents to assist cultural resource managers and others interested in nominating dams to the National Historic Landmarks program"--Preface.
  

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Contents

THEORIES AND COMPETING VISIONS
49
EARLY MULTIPURPOSE DAMS ROOSEVELT
89
THE BOULDER CANYON PROJECT WATER
129
BONNEVILLE AND GRAND COULEE DAMS
191
EARTH DAMS ON THE MISSOURI RIVER
235
THE CENTRAL VALLEY PROJECT SHASTA
301
DAMS FOR NAVIGATION AND FLOOD
353
THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF
383
GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING
421
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND LIST
445
Multiple Purpose River Development
451
Consideration of Hydraulic Designs
457
BIBLIOGRAPHY
473
INDEX
529
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About the author (2005)

David P. Billington , a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering, is Gordon Y. S. Wu Professor of Engineering at Princeton University.

Donald C. Jackson is Professor of History at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, and is the author of Great American Bridges and Dams.

Martin V. Melosi is Distinguished University Professor of History and director of the Center for Public History at the University of Houston. He is the author or editor of fourteen books, including "Energy Metropolis: An Environmental History of Houston and the Gulf Coast; Garbage in the Cities: Refuse, Reform, and the Environment;" and "Effluent America: Cities, Industry, Energy, and the Environment,

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