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Boom. 2013; 3180–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.1.80
Published: 01 May 2013
... the river across cycles of drought and flood and lays out the shifting currents of environmentalist attitudes towards California’s waterways. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 Army Corps of Engineers flood drought Los Angeles River revitalization restoration...
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Boom. 2016; 6312–17 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.12
Published: 01 September 2016
... for centuries. When the cataclysmic 1938flood followed on the heels of lesser, recurrent flooding, the straightening and channeling of fifty-one miles of the river began in earnest, until engineers had riven the city with a concrete conduit from the Chatsworth hills to the South Bay. The channel was...
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Boom. 2016; 6340–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.40
Published: 01 September 2016
... harvest. BOOM | F A L L 20 16 43 indigenous water management traditions in favor of feats of the latest engineering. Since European settlement, water provision throughout Mexico City has been uneven and unreliable, in spite of the city s lacustrine hydrological identity and regular floods. Having...
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Boom. 2016; 6242–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.42
Published: 01 June 2016
... catwalks of the five-story tiers of cells. The rest was rust. Sewage dripped from the open showers and inmates flushed their houses clean by flooding the cell floor with toilet water, then releas- ing a dam of towels with a shouted warning or sometimes not to those in the cells below. The insane on the row...
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Boom. 2016; 61130–136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.130
Published: 01 March 2016
... overtop the levee sometime this century. The return of Treasure Island to the bay whence it came would start with a few exuberant splashes during storms and extreme high tides, then more routine flooding at very high tides, and then flooding every day, twice a day, beginning a slow conversion of the...
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Boom. 2016; 614–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.4
Published: 01 March 2016
...- cies dangerous floods, wildfires, earthquakes, drought. The twenty-first century has added intense heat, sea level rise, and a plague of Sierra forest-killing beetles to the list. Perhaps because Californians exist in a perpetual state of precarity, they have been more willing than many to respond...
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Boom. 2016; 6145–50 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.45
Published: 01 March 2016
... or flash flood, most of these struc- tures can be maintained and retrofitted to last much longer. And so, despite some successful and sensible campaigns to tear down inner city freeways in places such as San Francisco, New Haven, and Vancouver, most of our freeways and inter- states will be with us...
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Boom. 2016; 6134–44 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.34
Published: 01 March 2016
... system that was the envy of most cities in the country, if not the world. The river is another classic example. We had a first river, a seasonal river that sometimes flooded dramatically. Then we had a channelized river. Now we re trying to imagine what a third river looks like. So it s too easy and...
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Boom. 2015; 5414–19 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.14
Published: 01 December 2015
... 1868, perhaps early 1869, an Eastern Pomo, referred to in ethnographies only as Lame Bill, returned to Lake County with a Dream. He was told in his Dream that a great flood would clean the land of white people, and if the faithful Indians gathered in seven roundhouses on the east- ern shores of Clear...
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Boom. 2015; 5332–41 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.32
Published: 01 September 2015
... ended up making more money. The Nature Conservancy in California has also created auctions around agricultural lands that can be flooded for bird habitat, so that instead of regulating who gets flooded, you have the farmers saying, We think we ve got land here that would be a stopover for a thousand...
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Boom. 2015; 52112–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.2.112
Published: 01 June 2015
... Santa Ana River Agua Mansa industrial corridor Lorenzo Trujillo Isaac Slover Juan Bautista de Anza Francisco Garces Anza Crossing warehouses coyotes riparian landscape 1862 Santa Ana River flood 1936 flood 1969 flooding homeless in California Mt. Rubidoux susan straight The Santa Ana...
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Boom. 2015; 521–3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.2.1
Published: 01 June 2015
... of drought and flood to discern what is normal for our climate, and whether we are prepared for whatever the new normal will be. And then there is Sierra Starlight (Heyday, 2015) by astrophotographer Tony Rowell, which is pure pleasure: a look at quintessential California landscapes on either...
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Boom. 2015; 5228–41 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.2.28
Published: 01 June 2015
... and covered with graffiti will still look the same. The LA River s reintroduction to its own flood plain will happen through a single hole that will punc- ture that jacket. Water will be pooled up from the river by a dam that will be right out there. Water will enter the pipe, run under the railway...
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Boom. 2015; 514–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.1.4
Published: 01 March 2015
... world by circulating people, capital, science, technology, industry, and culture. During the rush, California s gold didn t just buoy currency markets worldwide; it transformed other cities. For instance, the wealth that flooded intoHongKong enabled it to become the major hub of Pacific trade that it is...
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Boom. 2015; 5162–70 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.1.62
Published: 01 March 2015
... union shops, while union leaders were afraid low-paid work- ers would flood the grounds, undercutting their power in San Francisco. The city already had a burgeoning antiunion, open-shop movement, brought to greater prominence by the founding in 1914 of the Merchants and Manufacturers Association of...
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Boom. 2014; 434–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.4
Published: 01 September 2014
... freshwater marsh, the such as the place where William Wright lost his way. Shades of dark green represent forest and chaparral, while lighter greens represent tidal marshes and seasonally flooded meadows. Oranges and yellows represent drier hab- itat types, including grassland, coastal sage scrub, and oak...
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Boom. 2014; 4395–102 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.95
Published: 01 September 2014
... Los Angeles River) is supposed to be where nature dead-ends, but only if nature is only to be found in the kind of place where John Muir, nineteenth-century prophet of wilder- ness, would worship. Nature in my neighborhood was never so misplaced. Nature is here, like the patient heron in the flood...
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Boom. 2014; 4351–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.51
Published: 01 September 2014
... constant yet irregular impacts of our famous tectonic plates striking and slipping have created a diverse topography. Most significant is the double-header of mountain ranges lining our coast and the interior of the state. All those hills, all those dales, the pre- cipitous rocks, and the big flood plains...
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Boom. 2014; 42103–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.2.103
Published: 01 June 2014
... parlors during a vice raid, the San Fran- cisco Chronicle ran lists of restaurant closings, and the nightly bacchanal along newly gentrified Valencia Street in the Mission District evaporated like a morning-after dream. Office furniture flooded the secondhand market, with office rentals sometimes...
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Boom. 2014; 4118–23 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.1.18
Published: 01 March 2014
... Dzhokhar as he sits in his cell for many years to come is that he reads; that his jail cell be flooded with books, and his mind filled with others sadness and torments, so that in time hate will be replaced with empathy, regrets, and sorrows. For if he had resented and rejected America, he is now bound to...