Author: Retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Jones
373 pages - Trade Paper - index, maps
"One of the masterminds of a water agreement that holds Idaho together in the face of great change guides the reader through the conflicts, the politics and the players of Swan Falls. No one played a greater role, as attorney general, water attorney and finally as Supreme Court Justice to ensure Idaho kept control of its destiny. He tells the story in a compelling narrative students, attorneys and historians will enjoy."
Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman energy/environmental reporter
Author of Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America
"A Little Dam Problem
reads much like the old wild west stories about fights between land barons who tried to corral all of the available water and keep it out of the hands of homesteaders. Jim Jones documents the highly contentious Swan Falls water rights fight between Idaho Power Company and the State of Idaho over control of the Snake River. The culmination of this struggle set the stage for the future allocation and management of Idaho’s life blood—Snake River water."
Bruce Newcomb, former Speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives.