One Hundred Years of Water Wars in New Mexico 1912-2012

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A New Mexico Centennial History Series Book Edited by Catherine T. Ortega Klett New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute Published by Sunstone Press ISBN 978-0-86534-902-5 290 pages, softcover

The book contains 16 chapters on the many complex and messy fights, legal and otherwise, over precious water in a semiarid western state. Focusing on the past one hundred years constituting New Mexico’s statehood, contributors describe the often convoluted and always intriguing stories that have shaped New Mexico’s water past and that will, without doubt, influence its future history.


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Chapters by James Brockmann, Calvin Chavez, Michael Connor, Charles DuMars, Em Hall, Linda Harris, John Hernandez, Eluid Martinez, Kay Matthews, John Nichols, Sylvia Rodríguez, Richard Simms, Jay Stein, John Utton, Jerald Valentine, and Karl Wood.

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