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Well, since so many have asked...

Post by PaleoRob » Jul 24 2011 3:52 pm

Ever since The Marauders came out a few years ago people have been asking me if I am going to write another book. The answer has always been a sorta-maybe type deal. I'm here to say today that the answer is a definite yes. I have begun work on a book about dams that were never built in the Colorado River basin. I have some people in the Bureau of Reclamation interested in the project and am hoping to get some support from them, as well as Park Service. Obviously this will be different from my previous book in that it will be non-fiction. Anyway, just thought I'd let y'all know.
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Post by joebartels » Jul 24 2011 4:10 pm

good luck on your dam book!
should be a considerably larger audience too
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Post by big_load » Jul 24 2011 4:14 pm

That's an interesting topic.

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Post by Alston_Neal » Jul 25 2011 10:16 am

joe bartels wrote:good luck on your dam book!
should be a considerably larger audience too
If you want to write a book for a larger audience make it a diet book.
Back to the topic.....Have there been many dams not built?
Politics, environment, cost?
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Post by big_load » Jul 25 2011 11:02 am

@Alston Neal Have you read "Cadillac Desert"? If not, that's a good place to start while waiting for Rob's book.

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Post by PLC92084 » Jul 25 2011 11:03 am

Ditto on the good luck wishes... I'm optimistic the creative flood-gates will open wide and ideas will flow in an unending stream...

and before the groans start, you know someone was thinking about it (Alston...)... With so many bad analogies available, it was just a matter of time...

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Post by Alston_Neal » Jul 25 2011 11:28 am

I was trying to keep this topic on a more cerebral plane and it's very difficult for me.
Ah yes Cadillac Desert, I remember that, great series on PBS, correct?
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Post by Sredfield » Jul 25 2011 11:34 am

I listened to Cadillac Desert while painting my bedroom, great in audio book format.
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Post by PaleoRob » Jul 25 2011 12:19 pm

Alston Neal wrote:
teva joe wrote:good luck on your dam book!
should be a considerably larger audience too
If you want to write a book for a larger audience make it a diet book.
Back to the topic.....Have there been many dams not built?
Politics, environment, cost?
There was a study that came out in 1947 that listed about 250 dam sites in the Colorado River basin. Most of those were never seriously considered. About 50 were built. I'm concentrating on a half-dozen or so that came very close to being built and were canceled for a variety of reasons.
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Post by azbackpackr » Aug 10 2011 10:49 am

Rob, my boatman pal showed me several of these places along the river the past couple of weeks. One of them is way downriver, at a place called Bridge City. I think it's around river mile 230. Lots of relics left over from the camp there. We didn't stop there, though.
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Post by PaleoRob » Aug 10 2011 11:47 am

Yeah, that Bridge Canyon dam was the closest of the GC dams to actually being built.
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Post by azbackpackr » Aug 10 2011 11:55 am

:o Sheez. That would have back up into the "main" parts of the Park. Glad some people didn't think it was such a great idea.
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Post by PaleoRob » Aug 10 2011 3:55 pm

Would have been up past Kanab Creek at full pool.
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Post by Jim_H » Aug 10 2012 6:20 pm

Reading the Cadillac Desert, came across this searching the forum. Any progress on your book, Rob.
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Post by PaleoRob » Aug 11 2012 7:08 am

Yeah I've done a little more work on it since the last post.
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Post by azbackpackr » Aug 11 2012 11:56 am

Rob, we'll be camping at Bridge City this upcoming river trip. It should be extremely interesting. Any recommended reading you might have specific to Bridge City? I think I do still own Cadillac Desert, could re-read that.
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