Modern problems arise from ignoring watershed boundaries in statehood days

January 17, 2014 at 10:16 pm in Uncategorized

By Jessica Giard

Dakotafire Media

The 19th-century explorer John Wesley Powell wanted to draw the political boundaries of the arid American West based on watersheds, to avoid fights over water.

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