Report on the lands of the arid region of the United States

with a more detailed account of the lands of Utah, by John Wesley Powell. Edited by Wallace Stegner.
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ContributionsPowell, John Wesley, 1834-1902.
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Paginationxxvii, 202 p. maps. ;
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A report on the lands of the Arid Region of the United States, including their agricultural and grazing potential as well as a statement of the rainfall of the western portion of the United by: Report on the lands of the arid region of the United States, with a more detailed account of the lands of Utah.

With maps Paperback – J by Geographical And Geological Survey Of Th (Creator)1/5(1). He was instrumental in the formation of the U.S. Geological Survey, which he headed for thirteen years, and is known as the father of the reclamation movement.

The Arid Lands was originally published as Report on the Lands of the Arid Regions of the United States in Cited by: 7. Powell's report provides an overview of water issues in the dry West. Maps are titled: "Map of Utah Territory, Representing the Extent of the Irrigable, Timber, and Pasture Lands," "Map of the United States Exhibiting the Grants of Lands Made by the General Government to Aid in the Construction of Railroads and Wagon Roads," and "Rain Chart of.

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geologist in charge of the United States Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, upon the lands of the Arid Region of the United States, setting forth the extent of said region, and making suggestions as to the conditions under which the lands embraced within its limit may be rendered available for agricultural and.

Report on the lands of the arid region of the United States, with a more detailed account of the lands of Utah. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region (U.S.) Drummond, Willis, jr. Washington,Govt.

Print. Irrigation, Public lands, Rain and rainfall, United States, Utah, Author: Willis Drummond, Clarence E. Dutton, Grove Karl Gilbert, John Wesley Powell, A. Thompson. The Arid Lands was originally published as Report on the Lands of the Arid Regions of the United States in Wallace Stegner ( - 93) is the author of The Gathering of Zion and Mormon Country, both available in Bison Books editions.

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Report on the lands of the arid region of the United States by Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region (U.S.),Govt.

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: Report on the lands of the arid region of the United States, with a more detailed account of the lands of Utah. With maps by Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region (U.S.); Powell, John Wesley, ; Gilbert, Grove Karl, ; Dutton, Clarence E.

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With maps. By J.W. Powell 49th Congress, See also Indian Land Cessions in the United States, No. House Report No. Certain Groves of Big Trees in California. Powell's Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States, with a more detailed account of the lands of Utah edited by Wallace Stegner (Harvard University Press, London, O.U.P.,40s.; pp.

xxvii, ) - Volume 7 - P.A.M. Taylor. Inhe prepared for Congress his “Report on the Land of the Arid Regions of the United States” (Powell ), which argued for the requirement of a science-based approach to the development of irrigated agriculture in the arid regions and indicated the area west of the th meridian, apart from the wet coastal regions, to be that by: Get this from a library.

Report on the lands of the arid region of the United States: with a more detailed account of the lands of Utah: with maps. [John Wesley Powell; Grove Karl Gilbert; Clarence E Dutton; A H Thompson; Willis Drummond; Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region (U.S.)].

John Wesley Powell, in his Report on the Lands of the Arid Regions of the United States (), famously stated that. Massive cooperation under government control was the only way farming would succeed on the Great Plains. A report on the lands of the Arid Region of the United States, including their agricultural and grazing potential as well as a statement of the rainfall of the western portion of the United StatesAuthor: John Wesley Powell.

A map of the arid region of the United States showing drainage districts, Credit: Courtesy Dan Flores. Enlarge image. This irrigation canal in Provo, Utah, is still in use, more than years after it was dug by Mormon pioneers. Powell’s expeditions led to his belief that the arid West was not suitable for agricultural development, except for about 2% of the lands that were near water sources.

His Report on the Lands of the Arid Regions of the United States proposed irrigation systems and state boundaries based on watershed areas to avoid disagreements between ion: Illinois College, Oberlin College. His Report on the Lands of the Arid Regions of the United States () even proposed that state boundaries to be drawn from the Western territories should be based on watershed areas.

Powell’s efforts toward reorganizing early surveys in the West helped establish the USGS in Powell, John Wesley. The Exploration of the Colorado River, New York, Anchor Books: Garden City,Foreword, pages Power, John Wesley.

Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States, ed. by Wallace Stegner, Cambridge, Mass., Author: Gloria Griffen Cline. Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Northcentral and Northeast Region (Version ) Administrative Record for Northcentral and Northeast Region Supplement.

Northcentral and Northeast Peer Review Comments and Responses. Northcentral and Northeast Public Comments and Responses. Western Mountains Supplement. Semiarid regions are a subtype of dry land with an aridity index (i.e., ratio of total annual precipitation to potential evapotranspiration) between and (Lal, ).Soils in semiarid regions have frequently been degraded by historical land use, resulting in low soil organic carbon (SOC) content and poor structure.

Excerpt from Report of the Special Committee of the United States Senate on the Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands, Vol. 2: The Great Basin Region and California. The committee met pursuant to the call of the chairman. Present: Messrs.

Stewart (chairman), Plumb, Jones, and Reagan; also Director Powell. About the PublisherBrand: United States Geological Survey. Get this from a library. Report of the Special committee of the United States Senate on the irrigation and reclamation of arid lands.

Vol. - Rocky Mountain Region and Great Plains, Part [United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on the Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands.; Geological Survey (U.S.)].

Region Alaska Region 3: Great Lakes Region 5: Missouri Basin Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf Region 9: Columbia-Pacific Northwest Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S.

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Virgin Islands) Region 4: Mississippi Basin Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin Region Pacific Islands (American Samoa, Hawaii, Guam. Congress also authorized studies of the West’s geology and water supply, which culminated in comprehensive reports. Most influential was John Wesley Powell’s Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States, in which he called for planned development of water and land resources in the West.

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In his “Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States,” Powell identified the “arid region” as the land west of the centimeter-per-year rainfall line, which closely tracked the th meridian. This amount of rainfall per year is about the minimum that permits farming without irrigation, and it also greatly.

The Northwest. v The Great Basin region and California. -- [] v Rocky Mountain region and Great Plains. v Statements by Director Powell and other officers of the U. Geological Survey. Consular reports.

General report on irrigation in United States. Miscellaneous papers. [v.5] Irrigation in the United States. This is deeply ironic, since large-scale reservoirs like Lake Powell were exactly what he was arguing against in his Report on the Lands of the Arid Regions of the United States.In January of that year, John Wesley Powell issued his “Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States,” with a more detailed account of the lands of Utah.Most of the world's arid climates lie just north and south of the tropical rain forests of the equator.

Mountain plateaus are another location where you might find an arid climate. The southwestern corner of the United States, for example, is quite dry and hot. While not technically desert, the continent of Antarctica qualifies as arid.