Where The Water Goes by David Owen


David Owen's "Where The Water Goes" (opens in a new tab) follows the author along the length of the Colorado River as he narrates the complex legal, economic, and environmental issues around water usage.

What stood out to me in this book is the cascading of unintended consequences, even from what seem like sensible environmentally conscious decisions.

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The ways in which decisions, compromises, and accidents continued to change the social, environmental, and literal landscape were mind-boggling. Overall, it made me interested in learning more about the state of the waterways in the upper Midwest where I live.

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