There are rumored violations indicating improper use in consideration of the Pecos River's vital role in Southwestern annals and its importance to the economies of two states. We will make a study of the river's natural history (from headwaters to mouth) and man's impact upon the stream.
By studying the historical records, we will seek to document "the river that was," "the river that is," and the "river that could be." In so doing, we will integrate the progressive impact of man and consider topics that might include:
- Soil composition
- Regional climate
- Water quality
- Flora and fauna of the river's ecosystem
- Dams, including their history, purpose and benefactors
- Recreations (hunting, fishing, etc.)
- Pollution, both natural and man-made
- Water rights
- Mining ventures
- Industrial operations
- Salt cedars
- Economic benefits and history
"This project will be a fact-finding mission that could have a great influence on the destiny of the Pecos River."