The History of Large Federal Dams: Planning, Design and Construction

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Government Printing Office, 2005 - History - 605 pages
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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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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.

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