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United States / Water Projects #274544

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 25, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico) John Wesley Powell's discovery of Colorado River discussed. [Governor Bruce BABBITT - notes importance of Colorado River to Arizona.] Pros and cons of overuse of Colorado water, include proliferation of dams along its course, discussed. [Author Philip FRADKIN - criticizes river's overuse; notes link between cows and West's water use.] [Farmer Cecil MILLER - cites conflict with mining industry] [Navajo chairperson Peter MacDONALD - comments on importance of river to Indians.] General status of situation and need for conservation outlined. [BABBITT - notes historical abuse of water sources.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan

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