Nye 10

Boulder/Hoover Dam film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSMDPzd11ek

The Wikipedia article on water rights is a helpful introduction or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2lDV2oRFCo
How to organize large water projects

points particularly relevant to the counternarrative:

guide to the government agencies involved

Water "running unused to the sea" (p. 245)--the attitude was maximum exploitation of natural resources
at least until a proposal to dam the Grand Canyon that was finally dropped in 1968

Great Depression

Hetch Hetchy dam fight