How water rights and water projects shaped Arizona

Jun 21, 2014, 7:42 PM | Updated: 7:42 pm

Renowned Arizona historian Jack L. August is in the Think Tank this week.

He discusses the history of Arizona through the spectrum of evolving patterns of water use in the state. Without federal water projects, Arizona would be a sparsely populated way station on the way from New Mexico to California.

We do live in the desert, but are we really likely to run out of water? Did you know Arizona had an actual shooting war with California?

Who is the most important Arizonan ever? Fascinating stories about some of the colorful figures who have shaped Arizona history in ways that still reverberate today.

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How water rights and water projects shaped Arizona