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The Resource Rough-water man : Elwyn Blake's Colorado River expeditions, Richard E. Westwood ; foreword by Bruce Babbitt

Rough-water man : Elwyn Blake's Colorado River expeditions, Richard E. Westwood ; foreword by Bruce Babbitt

Label
Rough-water man : Elwyn Blake's Colorado River expeditions
Title
Rough-water man
Title remainder
Elwyn Blake's Colorado River expeditions
Statement of responsibility
Richard E. Westwood ; foreword by Bruce Babbitt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1902 the passage of the Reclamation Act and its mandate for the federal government to build dams for irrigation in the West created a need for accurate topographical surveys and geological studies of the rivers where the dams would be built. By 1920 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other agencies had surveyed the easily accessible stretches of the Colorado River and its main tributaries. The remaining segments had yet to be charted because they were located in deep canyons that were coursed by rapids and reachable only by boat. Rough-Water Man is the first detailed account of the USGS mapping expeditions of the San Juan Canyon in 1921, the upper Green River in 1922, and the Grand Canyon in 1923. It is also the personal story of how young Henry Elwyn Blake, Jr., the young boatman who was the only man to be on all three of these trips, evolved from novice waterman into expert rapids runner. Based on Blake's diaries, as well as the diaries and field notes of other USGS party members, Rough-Water Man details the adventure, the hardships, mishaps, and personal conflicts that occurred on Blake's expeditions of the Colorado River. Traveling in small wooden boats, their passage was more difficult and more dangerous than it had been in previous expeditions because the men had to maintain a line of sight from one survey to the next; this forced them to land every few hundred yards, even in rapids or where the canyon walls were almost vertical. In Rough-Water Man, the first detailed record of the surveys of the deep canyons of the Colorado River, Westwood provides a brief history of previous river explorations, outlines the results of the surveys, and includes comments on dam construction and present uses of the dams. He brings us up to date with a discussion of the controversies and environmental problems that surround the river and its use today
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1921-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Westwood, Dick
Dewey number
917.91/30452
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F788
LC item number
.W47 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blake, Henry Elwyn
  • Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico)
  • River engineering
  • Colorado River Watershed (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Boaters (Persons)
  • Canyons
  • Blake, Henry Elwyn
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • Boaters (Persons)
  • Canyons
  • River engineering
  • Travel
  • North America
Label
Rough-water man : Elwyn Blake's Colorado River expeditions, Richard E. Westwood ; foreword by Bruce Babbitt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. San Juan River Expedition. 1. Preparation and Start. 2. Comb Wash to Mexican Hat. 3. Mexican Hat to Clay Hills Crossing. 4. Clay Hills Crossing to Piute Canyon. 5. Piute Canyon to the Colorado. 6. Cataract Canyon. 7. San Juan Mouth to Lee's Ferry -- pt. 2. Green River Expedition. 8. Green River to Red Canyon. 9. Red Canyon. 10. Browns Park into Lodore. 11. Hell's Half Mile to Split Mountain. 12. Split Mountain to Green River -- pt. 3. Grand Canyon Expedition. 13. Lee's Ferry to Soap Creek. 14. Soap Creek to the Little Colorado. 15. Lava Creek to Trinity Creek. 16. Trinity Creek to Specter Chasm. 17. Specter Chasm to Lava Falls. 18. Lava Falls to Travertine Canyon. 19. Travertine Canyon to Needles, California
Control code
44957902
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874174199
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44957902
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Rough-water man : Elwyn Blake's Colorado River expeditions, Richard E. Westwood ; foreword by Bruce Babbitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. San Juan River Expedition. 1. Preparation and Start. 2. Comb Wash to Mexican Hat. 3. Mexican Hat to Clay Hills Crossing. 4. Clay Hills Crossing to Piute Canyon. 5. Piute Canyon to the Colorado. 6. Cataract Canyon. 7. San Juan Mouth to Lee's Ferry -- pt. 2. Green River Expedition. 8. Green River to Red Canyon. 9. Red Canyon. 10. Browns Park into Lodore. 11. Hell's Half Mile to Split Mountain. 12. Split Mountain to Green River -- pt. 3. Grand Canyon Expedition. 13. Lee's Ferry to Soap Creek. 14. Soap Creek to the Little Colorado. 15. Lava Creek to Trinity Creek. 16. Trinity Creek to Specter Chasm. 17. Specter Chasm to Lava Falls. 18. Lava Falls to Travertine Canyon. 19. Travertine Canyon to Needles, California
Control code
44957902
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874174199
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44957902
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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