Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West - Part Six Summary & Analysis

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Part Six Summary and Analysis

This section begins with a review of the work begun by Powell, brought forward to the early 1950's of this country, when this book was published. There were a number of complicated water reclamation, flood control and water management projects underway, all inspired by the General Plan of the Powell administration.

Powell's visionary ideas may have prevented the dust storms of the 1930's, through better land management and better access to the water rights. It appears that over the years, almost every aspect of Powell's ideas was adopted and stood the test of time. The overall spirit of Powell's ideas of cooperation between settlers turned out to be the wisest land and water management propositions for the arid lands of the West. The author bemoans the one obstacle to further enacting Powell's ideas, that of inter-departmental bickering of government...

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