Conservation and Collaboration: John Fleck on Water in the West

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John Fleck at Morelos Dam at the start of pulse flow. (Photo Courtesy of John Fleck)

Water. It's always been a source of conflict and crisis in the West, sparking violent clashes over ownership and, more recently, inspiring drought anxiety. But in the 25 years John Fleck has spent covering environmental issues, he's observed another narrative surrounding water in the West -- one of conservation and cooperation. In his recent book, "Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West," Fleck presents a history of collaboration and sharing in the Colorado River Basin and explores current efforts to solve the environmental threats the region faces. Fleck joins us to discuss the complex and often misunderstood history of water in the West.

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John Fleck, journalist and author of "Water is for Fighting Over: and Other Myths about Water in the West"