River of Lakes

A Journey on Florida's St. Johns River

Author: Bill Belleville

Publisher: University of Georgia Press


Category: Nature

Page: 220

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First explored by naturalist William Bartram in the 1760s, the St. Johns River stretches 310 miles along Florida's east coast, making it the longest river in the state. The first "highway" through the once wild interior of Florida, the St. Johns may appear ordinary, but within its banks are some of the most fascinating natural phenomena and historic mysteries in the state. The river, no longer the commercial resource it once was, is now largely ignored by Florida's residents and visitors alike. In the first contemporary book about this American Heritage River, Bill Belleville describes his journey down the length of the St. Johns, kayaking, boating, hiking its riverbanks, diving its springs, and exploring its underwater caves. He rediscovers the natural Florida and establishes his connection with a place once loved for its untamed beauty. Belleville involves scientists, environmentalists, fishermen, cave divers, and folk historians in his journey, soliciting their companionship and their expertise. River of Lakes weaves together the biological, cultural, anthropological, archaeological, and ecological aspects of the St. Johns, capturing the essence of its remarkable history and intrinsic value as a natural wonder.

Report of the Advisory Board on Water Pollution, Rainy River and Lake of the Woods to the International Joint Commission, United States and Canada, on the Pollution of International Boundary Waters

1960-1962 Investigations, Rainy River and Lake of the Woods, Minnesota and Ontario

Author: International Joint Commission. Advisory Board on Water Pollution, Rainy River and Lake of the Woods



Category: Water

Page: 443

View: 559

Diversion of Water from the Great Lakes and Niagara River

Letter from the Secretary of War Transmitting with a Letter from the Chief of Engineers, Reports by Col. J. G. Warren, Corps of Engineers, and the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, of an Investigation Authorized by Public Resolution No. 8, Sixty-fifth Congress, of the Subject of Water Diversion from the Great Lakes and the Niagara River, Including Navigation, Sanitary, and Power Purposes, and the Preservation of the Scenic Beauty of Niagara Falls and the Rapids of Niagara River

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs



Category: Great Lakes (North America)

Page: 415

View: 599

Dredging on the Missouri River Oxbow Lakes

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Water Resources of the Committee on Public Works, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session, on S. 1799 ... September 27, 1975, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Water Resources



Category: Manawa, Lake (Iowa)

Page: 220

View: 472

Upper Lakes of North America

Being a Guide from Niagara Falls and Toronto, to Mackinac, Chicago, Sant Ste Marie, Etc., Passing Through Lakes Michigan and Superior; Returning Through Lakes Huron and St. Clair, to Detroit and Buffalo

Author: John Disturnell



Category: Great Lakes (North America)

Page: 100

View: 141

Chena River Lakes Project, Alaska

Problems Relating to Channel Development, Erosion, and Bank and Levee Protection

Author: C. P. Lindner



Category: Flood dams and reservoirs

Page: 24

View: 625

The report, prepared by the Committee on Channel Stabilization and its consultants, for the U.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska, presents the requested opinions of the Committee concerning channel stabilization problems involved in evaluating the several alternate plans for regulating the Chena and Tanana Rivers to provide protection for the City of Fairbanks, Alaska, from floods.

Great Lakes-Hudson River Waterway

Hearings Before the Committee on Rivers and Harbors, House of Representatives, Seventy-third Congress Second Session on H.R. 7593, a Bill to Authorize the Secretary of War to Prosecute the Work of Improvement of the New York State Barge Canal, and for Other Purposes ; and on a Report from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, on the Great Lakes-Hudson River Waterways. February 9, 10, and 13, 1934

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rivers and Harbors



Category: Canals

Page: 149

View: 732

Great Lakes Basin Framework Study


Author: United States. Great Lakes Basin Commission



Category: Great Lakes Region (North America)

Page: 105

View: 170

United States/Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, Second Session, July 30, 1986

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight



Category: Canada

Page: 240

View: 361

Governing International Watercourses

River Basin Organizations and the Sustainable Governance of Internationally Shared Rivers and Lakes

Author: Susanne Schmeier




Page: 368

View: 276

This book focuses on River Basin Organizations as the key institutions for managing internationally shared water resources. This includes a comparative analysis of all River Basin Organizations worldwide and three in-depth case studies from three different continents. The detailed case studies are the Senegal (West Africa), Mekong (South-east Asia) and Danube (Europe) rivers. The book contributes to the academic debate on how shared natural and environmental resources can be managed in a sustainable way and which institutional and legal mechanisms actually matter for doing so. It adopts the neo-institutionalist approach, according to which international environmental institutions do make a difference. The analysis not only confirms this argument for the specific case of shared water resources, but also refines existing hypotheses on the influence of different independent variables, namely the nature of the collective action problem, the constellation of actors and the institutional design of an international environmental institution. The work also contributes to the policy debate on how to better govern internationally shared natural resources and the environment. It provides policy makers with advice on which exogenous conditions to be aware of when managing water resources they share with co-riparians and which institutional design features and governance mechanisms to set up in order to increase effectiveness in management.