Event Title

Damming Grand Canyon: The 1923 USGS Colorado River Expedition

Presenter Information

Diane Boyer
Robert Webb

Location

ECC 216

Event Website

https://water.usu.edu/

Start Date

3-31-2008 7:00 PM

End Date

3-31-2008 7:30 PM

Description

The authors discuss their book, weaving a narrative from the firsthand accounts of the Birdseye party, the first expedition to accurately map the Grand Canyon. They frame the story with a thorough history of water politics, development and the Colorado River. The potential dams the party identified were not built, but the survey provided basic knowledge of the canyon’s topography and hydrology which held up for decades, captured the public’s imagination through early radio broadcasts and articles in popular periodicals, had its share of hair-raising adventures and colorful characters, and helped define Grand Canyon in the popular imagination.

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Damming Grand Canyon: The 1923 USGS Colorado River Expedition

ECC 216

The authors discuss their book, weaving a narrative from the firsthand accounts of the Birdseye party, the first expedition to accurately map the Grand Canyon. They frame the story with a thorough history of water politics, development and the Colorado River. The potential dams the party identified were not built, but the survey provided basic knowledge of the canyon’s topography and hydrology which held up for decades, captured the public’s imagination through early radio broadcasts and articles in popular periodicals, had its share of hair-raising adventures and colorful characters, and helped define Grand Canyon in the popular imagination.

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