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  • Will the Met wring the desert dry?

    The Metropolitan Water District's plan to tap aquifers at Cadiz, Calif., for Los Angeles could harm the fragile groundwater system that sustains the desert, including the Mojave National Preserve.

  • Grand Canyon oases face faraway threats

    Small desert springs in the Grand Canyon area are indispensable oases for many plants and animals, but they may be endangered by development many miles away as the groundwater is depleted.

  • A Western water parable

    In Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters, author Robert Jerome Glennon gives an absorbing account of the ways we use - and misuse - groundwater in the United States

  • Draining the budget to desalt the Colorado

    Yuma Desalting Plant is boondoggle of the decade.

  • Coal firm may pull its straw out of aquifer

    Hopi Tribe pushes for Peabody Western Coal Co. to build a pipeline and stop pumping groundwater.

  • Rural area beats back water diversion plan

    American Water Development Inc. loses battle for San Luis, Colo., water.

  • Pesticides linger in Northwest

    Report finds groundwater contamination by pesticides in the Northwest.

  • Sole source

    EPA may grant special protection to an aquifer in eastern Washington and Western Idaho as "sole source" of drinking water for the area.

  • Albuquerque learns it really is a desert town

    Uncontrolled growth and the relocation of Intel Corporation to Albuquerque force the city to re-elvaluate its water policy.

  • No more ignoring the obvious: Idaho sucks itself dry

    Overpumping has drained Idaho's Snake River acquifer until rivers like the Big Lost run dry.

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