Rectification of the Rio Grande in the El Paso-Juarez Valley

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Title: Rectification of the Rio Grande in the El Paso-Juarez Valley
Author: Reinhardt, G. F.
Abstract: If one were to fly along the Rio Grande downstream from the city of El Paso, Texas, one would see stretching ahead for almost one hundred miles the construction works of an artificial river channel designed to replace the tortuous and meandering course of the old river. The rectification of rivers for purposes of flood control and general stability is an interesting but not a novel application of hydraulic engineering. This particular rectification project, however, enjoys the distinction of involving an international stream. One need not suggest the number of complex questions wich must inevitably arise between two States undertaking to modify in this way a common arcifinious frontier. The background and development of this international plan, together with the traty formulated to provide for and regulate the execution of the project, consitute a most interesting and unique example of contemporary international cooperation.
URI: http://bva.colech.edu.mx/xmlui/handle/123456789/HASH833630a88fb9f2cd09b0e4
Date: 1937

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Observatorio Ambiental de El Colegio de Chihuahua (COLECH)
Biblioteca Virtual Ambiental del Estado de Chihuahua (BVA)
Correo electrónico: bva@colech.edu.mx

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