September 30, 2013 -
A New Report by Will Koop

B.C. Tap Water Alliance
Coordinator

MtnTap
THE BIG EDDY:
A History of the Big Eddy Waterworks District
and its Long-Standing Battles to Protect
the Dolan Creek Watershed Reserve


(Downloadable pdf sections below)


After many years of research, and following the release of the June 2006 book, From Wisdom to Tyranny: A History of British Columbia's Drinking Watershed Reserves, the B.C. Tap Water Alliance has released its next new major compendium report, The Big Eddy.

Both Wisdom to Tyranny and The Big Eddy are unique, critical, pioneering, informative and indispensable research tools on British Columbia's community and irrigation district Watershed Reserves and the protection history of BC's drinking water sources.

We have dedicated The Big Eddy report in honor of the life, work and legacy of the late Colleen McCrory (see below), one of the founding members of the B.C. Tap Water Alliance in February 1997.

For an overview explanation of this report, please refer to the two chapter links below on Preface and Acknowledgements and the 10-page Executive Summary. For a overview of legislation and policy of Watershed Reserves, refer to Appendix A. (Note: Appendix A was revised on October 2, 2013)

Due to the report's size of some 57 megabytes - 345 pages in length, with over 230 images - the report is divided below into smaller downloadable single and multi-chapter segments in pdf format.

This report was almost entirely self-funded. If you appreciate the quality of our research and advocacy, and wish to support our efforts, return to the Home Page here to make a financial donation on the PayPal link. Thank you.


Radio Interview
with Will Koop
Nelson City Coop Radio September 24, 2013




Dedication

Title Page, Contents,

Dedication to Colleen McCrory,
Preface and Acknowledgements


2.5 Megabytes


Title

1.2 Megabytes


BigEddy

Chapter 1 (Pages 22 - 28)

The Birth of the Big Eddy Waterworks District


2.1 Megabytes


TaylorSloan
Chapter 2 (Pages 29 - 83)

The Birth of the Dolan Creek Watershed Reserve and Controversies over BC's Early Watershed Reserves


12.1 Megabytes


Dolan
Chapter 3 (Pages 84 - 98)

1952-1965: The Early Successful Vigilance of Big Eddy Against the Forest Service's Intentions to Log the Dolan Reserve


2.9 Megabytes


RefMaps
Clerk


Chapter 4 (Pages 99 - 146)

The Mystery of
the Missing Reserves


9.8 Megabytes


Clay Chapters 5 and 6 (Pages 147 - 179)

The Ministry of Health
and BC Hydro

&

The Road to the
Environmental Appeal Board


3.2 Megabytes


Clearance
Chapter 7 (Pages 180 - 203)

The Struggle for Control


4.7 Megabytes


FortyNine

Chapter 8 (Pages 204 - 236)

The Failed Public Relations Tour of Blewett Creek, Etcetera


10.2 Megabytes


Liabililty
ClayAgain

Chapters 9 and 10 (Pages 237- 288)

The Looming Issue of Liability and its Dissipation - A Discussion and Review of Internal Records

&
The Hot Potatoe - Private Land Ownership Conflicts in Community Watersheds


7.3 Megabytes


1991


Chapter 11 (Pages 289 - 318)

Battling the New Order


4.5 Megabytes


Sitkum
Appendix A (Pages 319 - 327)

Land Act Reserves Legislation, Lists, and Forest Service
Ownership Codes


   1.4 Megabytes


1910
Appendix B, C, D and E
(Pages 328 - 344)
B - Early Newspaper Articles (Revelstoke Herald) and City of Revelstoke City Council Minutes (1909-1911)
C - BC Tap Water Alliance Press Release (March 21, 2013)
D - West Coast Environmental Law Association's Letter to Stan Hagan Regarding Bill 21, May 1, 2002
E - Letter to Revelstoke City Regarding Greeley Creek Watershed Reserve, June 4, 2013


0.6 Megabytes