Lost, A Desert River and Its Native Fishes: A Historical Perspective of the Lower Colorado River (Information Technology Report USGS/BRD/ITR-2002-0010, December 2002)
Place Published: Denver
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Date Published: 2002
Book Id: 37799
69pp. Slim quarto [27.5 cm] Pictorial wraps. Profusely illustrated. Near fine condition.
From the Abstract- "The Colorado River had one of the most unique fish communities in the world. Seventy-five percent of those species were found no where else in the world. Settlement of the lower basin brought dramatic changes to both the river and its native fish. Those changes began more than 120 years ago as settlers began stocking nonnative fishes. By 1830, nonnative fish had spread throughout the lower basin and replaced native communities. All resemblance of historic river conditions faded with the construction of the Hoover Dam in 1935 and other large water development projects. Today, few remember what the Colorado River was really like."