[The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2015)]
In "Down by the River," Rowan Jacobsen details the struggle in resurrecting the Ocean-to-Ocean Bridge program to bring access to water to the Quechan reservation. Jacobsen states that the Quechan tribe lost access to the Colorado River and the resources it provided to their lives due to the formation of dams and canals (92).
Jacobsen describes the multiple steps taken to re-invent in the program through the history of its creation and recent local citizens demand for access to the water. The article describes the injustice that construction and lack of access to resources creates.
What does now knowing the history of the Ocean-to-Ocean Bridge program mean to you? That is, what does it inspire you to think about or even do that you might not have prior to reading the article?