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River in Ruin: The Story of the Carmel River: Book by Ray A. March

River in Ruin: The Story of the Carmel River

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ISBN: 9780803238343    Publisher: University of Nebraska Press Year of publishing: 2012     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 208        
The thin ribbon of the Carmel River is just thirty-six miles long and no wider in most places than a child can throw a stone. It is the primary water supply for the ever-burgeoning presence of tourists,...Read more
The thin ribbon of the Carmel River is just thirty-six miles long and no wider in most places than a child can throw a stone. It is the primary water supply for the ever-burgeoning presence of tourists, agriculture, and industry on California's Monterey Peninsula. It is also one of the top ten endangered rivers in North America. The river's story, which dramatically unfolds in this book, is an epic tale of exploitation, development, and often unwitting degradation reaching back to the first appearance of Europeans on the pristine peninsula. River in Ruin is a precise weaving of water history local and larger and a natural, social, and environmental narrative of the Carmel River. Ray A. March traces the river's misuse from 1879 and details how ever more successful promotions of Monterey demanded more and more water, leading to one dam after another. As a result the river was disastrously depleted, cluttered with concrete rubble, and inhospitable to the fish prized by visitors and residents alike. March's book is a cautionary tale about squandering precious water resources about the ultimate cost of a ruined river and the slim but urgent hope of bringing it back to life.
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About the author: Ray A. March
Ray A. March, the author of several nonfiction books, is a career journalist and cofounder and editor of the "Modoc Independent News." He is also the cofounder... Read more
Ray A. March, the author of several nonfiction books, is a career journalist and cofounder and editor of the "Modoc Independent News." He is also the cofounder of Modoc Forum, a nonprofit perpetuating an awareness of rural life through literature and the arts.
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Review:
Painstakingly researched, this enlightening book by Ray March does westerners a considerable favour. We need more books like this. We need to understand how we created, and how to cure, the...Read more
Painstakingly researched, this enlightening book by Ray March does westerners a considerable favour. We need more books like this. We need to understand how we created, and how to cure, the watershed chaos we currently inhabit." William Kittredge, author of A Hole in the Sky: A Memoir. "The story of a river, when best told, is the story of the region it succours, and Ray March has told that story with deep research, clarity of vision, and personal involvement. When it is told particularly well, as March has done, it is also the story of other rivers."Philip L. Fradkin, author of A River No More: The Colorado River and the West.
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