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Western Lit: ‘Water Is for Fighting Over’ Takes an Overly Optimistic Look at Water Battles Regarding the Colorado River

It’s been 30 years since Marc Reisner’s landmark history of Western water, Cadillac Desert, was first published. The book’s dire tone set the pattern for much subsequent water writing. Longtime Albuquerque Journal reporter John Fleck calls it the “narrative of crisis”—an apocalyptic storyline about the West perpetually teetering on the brink of running dry. When […]