[PDF] ↠ Free Read ò The Blanco River : by WesFerguson Jacob Croft Botter Andrew Sansom ✓ #2020


  • Title: The Blanco River
  • Author: WesFerguson Jacob Croft Botter Andrew Sansom
  • ISBN: 9781623495107
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Blanco River By WesFerguson Jacob Croft Botter Andrew Sansom For eighty seven miles, the swift and shallow Blanco River winds through the Texas Hill Country Its water is clear and green, darkened by frequent pools Wes Ferguson and Jacob Botter have paddled, walked, and waded the Blanco They have explored its history, people, wildlife, and the natural beauty that surprises everyone who experiences this river Described as the defFor eighty seven miles, the swift and shallow Blanco River winds through the Texas Hill Country Its water is clear and green, darkened by frequent pools Wes Ferguson and Jacob Botter have paddled, walked, and waded the Blanco They have explored its history, people, wildlife, and the natural beauty that surprises everyone who experiences this river Described as the defining element in some of the Hill Country s most beautiful scenery, the Blanco flows both above and below ground, part of a network of rivers and aquifers that sustains the region s wildlife and millions of humans alike However, overpumping and prolonged drought have combined to weaken the Blanco s flow and sustenance, and in 2000 for the first time in recorded history the river s most significant feeder spring, Jacob s Well, briefly ceased to flow It stopped again in 2008 Then, in the spring of 2015, a devastating flood killed twelve people and toppled the huge cypress trees along its banks, altering not just the look of the river, but the communities that had come to depend on its serene presence River travelers Ferguson and Botter tell the remarkable story of this changeable river, confronting challenges and dangers as well as rare opportunities to see parts of the river few have seen The authors also photographed and recorded the human response to the destruction of a beloved natural resource that has become yet another episode in the story of water in Texas To learn about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book s series, please click here.
    WesFerguson Jacob Croft Botter Andrew Sansom
    Wes Ferguson is a journalist and writer from the Piney Woods of Northeast Texas He used to have chickens, turkeys and goats, but he ate them Information about his book Running the River Secrets of the Sabine at sabineriverbook.

    The Blanco River By WesFerguson Jacob Croft Botter Andrew Sansom

    Commentaires:

    Dave
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Wes Ferguson s informative and entertaining biography of the Blanco River He dives into the history of the river and the region, explores the river on foot or in kayak from its source to its mouth, and tells the stories of several of those that have made their homes along the river Wes is honest in his account I m sure some of those landowners won t be putting this book on their coffee table with his description of how many of them are trying to keep the public away [...]

    Wes Ferguson
    I m still surprised they let me rate my own book.

    Christine Anderson
    Wes Ferguson is a wonderful writer and his book is perfect for those of us who love the Texas Hill Country and its waterways and for those who want to know about this special place His writing is at times poetic, while also being very accessible Every chapter made we wish I had a month or to just be out there exploring and cherishing the few public spaces on the Blanco River In the final chapters, Ferguson tells the story of the 2015 Memorial Day weekend flood on the river He does so with resp [...]

    • [PDF] ↠ Free Read ò The Blanco River : by WesFerguson Jacob Croft Botter Andrew Sansom ✓
      WesFerguson Jacob Croft Botter Andrew Sansom