The Metro Denver water story: a memoir
Fisk, Charles C.
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Writer's Note -- "This is not just another book about Denver's history, although there is much history in it. I am, or was, an engineer — a rather strange kind of engineer — one who likes to write. I am one of the old water buffaloes, now in my mid-eighties. I have wallowed in the swamps of Colorado's water wars and have lived in Colorado — mostly in Metro Denver — since 1946. During most of my professional life I was a consultant in private practice, specializing in water rights, water supply and hydrology. I have no personal agenda. No axes to grind, nothing to prove, nothing to gain professionally. This book was not written for profit or for private commercial gain. It was written to tell the water story in a historical context, because I believe its understanding is important. I have discarded the historian's usual baggage — footnotes and sources — in the search for simplicity and clarity. I have used quotations more frequently than most writers, in order to make the text more interesting and understandable. My hearing disability during this writing has prevented my use of telephone calls and interviews and has greatly limited my usual investigative procedures."