Water in Modern American Society
- Prof. Pasternack's presentation about the science and politics of drought in California. This wraps up the topic covered over the previous week.
- Begin the seocnd class topic by screening the movie "The River"
Video Podcast: Water Scarcity
The 58-minute presentation related to the movie Chinatown is provided to you as an online streaming video podcast that you have to watch on your own. Click the play button below to begin watching. It is provided in 640 x 480 format and should be viewable on a computer, iOS device, or Android device. Look for the small play button in the bottom left of the video player window to start the streaming video.
If the streaming video player below does not work for you, then you can download the video to your computer and watch it thereafter by clicking on one of the links below. Given the size of these files and depending on the speed of your internet connection, it could take a long time to download, so one good option is to download them over night if you are using a slower connection. If you can watch it streaming, then you do not have to download a video file at all.
- 640 x 480 format that balances speed and quality. (556 MB file)
Required reading in course reader: (due for your discussion section during week 3)
- Part 3 "The River" of The Rising Tide (p. 173-209) by J.M. Barry (1998).
Movie Log (Due at Wednesday night class meeting in week 3 at 5:10 pm)
Related Web Links
- Mississippi River floods of 1927 and 1993 - this is an awesome web site. I really encourage you to check it out.
Fargo: flooding on the Red River, ND.
- 1997 California floods.
- 1955 California floods.
- Sacramento area flood control agency.
- Yolo County flood control district.