River Stops Here: Saving Round Valley, a Pivotal Chapter in California S Water Wars (Google eBook)

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University of California Press, May 2, 2001 - 400 pages
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A vivid chapter in the saga of the California water wars, "The River Stops Here "documents state and federal plans to flood the largest, most fertile valley in Mendocino County to send water south to Los Angeles. The eventual success of Richard Wilson, a rancher in Round Valley, to stop the project is the heart of this compelling story.
  

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The river stops here: how one man's battle to save his valley changed the course of California

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Simon (Jupiter's Travels, LJ 2/15/80) tells the story of Richard Wilson, the man who led the fight against the Dos Rios Dam project in California in the 1960s. He follows the controversy from ... Read full review

Contents

In the Wake of the Flood
3
We Like to Leave a Clean Floor
13
Oh Shame Shame Where Is Thy Blush?
22
As Far as Im Concerned They Can Have It
31
Go for the Best Deal You Can Get
42
Timber Gold and the Railroad
54
They Have Stolen the Unearned Increment
67
Strange Fruit
80
Leading Ike to the Water
210
Spring in Round Valley
221
Scuttling Belotti
229
The Brody Bunch
242
And the Maps Came Tumbling Down
251
Let Me Tell You About Those Fish Guys
261
Famous Amos and the Doody Report
274
Ike Hits the Roof
291

Another Country
96
Well Im Braggin a Bit Here
110
A Rancher in a Stained Hat
118
An Invitation to Battle
124
Curt Lights Up
132
How the Corps Lost Its Innocence
144
A Flood of Praise and Ridicule
161
Wishwash at the Courthouse and Hogwash at the Fair
169
Dr Brown Flies the Eel
178
What Is Wilderness Worth?
187
The Steelhead Jumps and Gardner Delivers
197
Ike and Gianelli Fight It Out
307
Reagan Decides or Does He?
320
The Aftermath
332
Epilogue
348
Does the Water Story Ever End? An Afterword
355
Source Notes
363
Bibliography
367
Acknowledgments
371
Index
373
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About the author (2001)

Ted Simon is a journalist and the author of several travel books including the international bestseller "Jupiter's Travels".

The former editor in chief of Simon & Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf, and The New Yorker, Robert Gottlieb was on the board of directors of the New York City Ballet for many years. He writes literary criticism for the New York Review of Books, the New York Times Book Review, and The New Yorker, and is the dance critic for the New York Observer.

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