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  • Welcome to the era of scarcity

    Welcome to the era of scarcity

    Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but as the snowpack shrinks, Coloradoans are going to find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.

  • L.A. Bets on the Farm

    The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California – the West’s most powerful water agency – uses a shrewd blend of Wall Street tactics and rural diplomacy to keep the water flowing to L.A. and its environs.

  • Rolling on the rivers

    The essays in Page Stegner’s Adios Amigos celebrate the fragile beauty of Western rivers and the lives of the artists and explorers who journeyed down them.

  • Dewey Bridge: In memoriam

    Jim Stiles remembers Utah’s historic Dewey Bridge, which was destroyed by a fire recently.

  • Heart-Shaped River: Craig Childs finds his center in Canyonlands

    Heart-Shaped River: Craig Childs finds his center in Canyonlands

    Not all maps are made of paper. The best ones are spooled in memory.

  • River Town

    River Town

    Flagstaff, Ariz., may not really have its own river, but to many of its residents it is a true river town.

  • In Navajoland, a contentious water deal divides the tribe

    In Navajoland, a contentious water deal divides the tribe

    The Navajos are on the brink of getting water they've long been entitled to, but not everybody on the reservation is pleased.

  • Brad Udall on Australian water reform

    Brad Udall on Australian water reform

    Lessons from Australia for the Colorado River Basin

  • Spread the word and get an exclusive HCN poster

    Spread the word and get an exclusive HCN poster

    "Friends" campaign offers the new Colorado River Basin poster; Craig Childs wins Orion Book Award; John Dougherty produces "Cyanide Beach" documentary on mine pollution.

  • Dwindling supplies inflame water wars

    Dwindling supplies inflame water wars

    Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but Coloradoans may soon find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.

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