The History of Large Federal Dams: Planning, Design and Construction
Government Printing Office, 2005 - History - 605 pages
Together, Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have built the vast majority of major federal dams in the United States. These dams serve a wide variety of purposes. Historically, Bureau of Reclamation dams primarily served water storage and delivery requirements, while U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams supported navigation and flood control. For both agencies, hydropower production has become an important secondary function. This history explores the story of federal contributions to dam planning, design, and construction by carefully selecting those dams and river systems that seem particularly critical to the story.
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THEORIES AND COMPETING VISIONS
EARLY MULTIPURPOSE DAMS ROOSEVELT
THE BOULDER CANYON PROJECT WATER
BONNEVILLE AND GRAND COULEE DAMS
EARTH DAMS ON THE MISSOURI RIVER
THE CENTRAL VALLEY PROJECT SHASTA
DAMS FOR NAVIGATION AND FLOOD
THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF