in his magisterial Cadillac Desert, "was arnhalf-century rampage of dam-buildingrnand irrigation development which, in allrnprobability, went far beyond anythingrnPowell would have liked." It was alsornthe ingenious Rube Goldberg system ofrnreservoirs, aqueducts, canals, and tunnelsrnwithout which half or moreâ€”rnperhaps much moreâ€”of the presentrnpopulation west of the Mississippi . . .
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