"It's a rare writer who can explain the inexplicable, but David Owen manages to do just that. Where the Water Goes is at once informative, entertaining, and unsparing—essential reading for anyone who cares about the American West."
— Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction.
"An important work that brings the questions surrounding water use in the American Southwest forward to the era of climate change. With humor, an acute eye, and unshowy skill, Owen has written a book that deserves to stand with Marc Reisner's classic, Cadillac Desert."
— Ian Frazier, author of Great Plains, On the Rez, and Hogs Wild.
"I have traveled the American West all of my life and thought that I knew everything about its fabled water wars. But David Owen fills in so many gaps that I feel I've been to water reeducation camp. Whether you read for fun or edification, this is a gem."
— Rinker Buck, author of The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey.
"Fascinating, thoughtful, and wise. David Owen is an extraordinarily gifted writer."
— Bill Bryson, author of The Road to Little Dribbling and A Walk in the Woods.