Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters
by Robert Glennon
A striking collection of stories about excessive groundwater pumping across America. Arizona's Santa Cruz River, San Antonio's River Walk, Massachusetts' Ipswich River Basin, Minnesota's Straight River, Tampa Bay, Florida, and other locations are examined. Find out what factors of U.S. culture can cause rivers and aquifers to go dry. The author, a University of Arizona professor who teaches water law, uses each of the dozen episodes to pose value conflicts that reveal the complexities of our water use.
2002 / 314 pages