This book contains 11 papers that review the extant information about the Colorado River from an ecosystem perspective and serve as the basis for discussion of the use of ecosystem/earth science information for river management and dam operations. It also contains a synopsis of the committee's findings and recommendations to the Bureau of Reclamation as the agency seeks to change its direction to the management of natural resources.
Table of Contents
|Committee Synopsis/Findings and Recommendations||1-9|
|The Law and Politics of the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam||10-27|
|The Role of Science in Natural Resource Management: The Case fr the Colorado River||28-39|
|Hydrology of Glen Canyon and the Grand Canyon||40-53|
|Sediment Transport in the Colorado River Basin||54-74|
|Limnology of Lake Powell and the Chemistry of the Colorado River||75-101|
|Algal and Invertebrate Biota in the Colorado River: Comparison of Pre- and Post-Dam Conditions||102-123|
|Native Fishes of the Grand Canyon Region: An Obituary?||124-177|
|Historic Changes in Vegetation Along the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon||178-206|
|A Brief History of the Glen Canyon Environmental Studies||226-238|
|Glen Canyon Environmental Studies Research Program: Past, Present, and Future||239-253|
|Appendix A: Symposium Program||259-262|
|Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||263-265|
|Appendix C: Symposium Invitees||266-271|
|Appendix D: Glen Canyon Environmental Studies Technical Reports||272-276|
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