The Ogallala Aquifer – Drink Up, While You Can

Living Western History: Periodic musings on Western history and its contemporary Implications My goodness, I just can’t seem to stop talking about Water in the West!  As a matter of fact, so far this “Living Western History” blog series has only been about water.  Hmm.  I promise to talk about something else next time. For…

Goodbye Lake Powell, it Was Nice Knowing Ya’

Living Western History: Periodic musings on Western history and its contemporary Implications Continuing the discussion from last week about the West’s ongoing water crisis, I just happened upon this post on The Weather Channel.  The article references a new Bureau of Reclamation report which projects that upcoming water releases from Lake Powell will be reduced…

Living Western History: Water in the West, or, why is it so dry out here?!

Living Western History: Periodic musings on Western history and its contemporary Implications Today’s topic: Water in the West  Remember back in 1820 when Stephen long dubbed the Great Plains of Nebraska and Oklahoma the “Great American Desert”?  What a jerk.  Ok…I’ll be the first to admit that it can be a bit dry out there…

Living Western History: New Blog Series

Living Western History: Periodic musings on Western history and its contemporary Implications A few of you may know, when I started college as a History major, I abhorred the U.S. West – not as a region, I’m an ardent Western enthusiast, but its history.  It just seemed to…unimportant.  But, as fate would have it, I…