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  • Big water projects should make Westerners nervous

    Big water projects should make Westerners nervous

    Demand for water is falling, so why are we going forward with giant water projects?

  • Warning: Water policy faces an age of limits

    Warning: Water policy faces an age of limits

    New water projects and giant pipelines will do nothing to solve the West's drought and its increasing water shortage.

  • D-Day for dam decommissioning approaches

    Preparations have begun to bring down a century-old dam on Fossil Creek in central Arizona

  • On the Colorado, a grand experiment meets Mother Nature

    A recent experimental flood from Glen Canyon Dam may have killed endangered native humpback chub in the Colorado River through Grand Canyon

  • The Snake River, unplugged

    The Nez Perce Tribe says that salmon-killing dams -- such as the three in Hells Canyon whose licenses are up for renewal this year – amount to an illegal "taking" of the tribe’s guaranteed right to fish

  • Squeezing Water from a Stone

    With only a tiny share of the Colorado River available to it, Las Vegas decides to get the water it needs from elsewhere in the state – underneath the rural high-desert Basin and Range country

  • A downside to downing dams?

    Removing dams is more a complex experiment than a panacea, as Arizona’s Fossil Creek shows.

  • Columbia River dams revived

    In Washington, tribes have been shut out of a plan for new Columbia River dams that are being touted as good for salmon as well as farmers

  • Running on empty in Sin City

    Although many rural Nevadans are unhappy with Las Vegas’ plans for a giant groundwater project, the six other states that rely on water from the Colorado River are hoping the Nevada project goes ahead.

  • Wild Turkey, gunfire and big pipelines

    Wild Turkey, gunfire and big pipelines

    Aaron Million wants to build a gigantic water pipeline all the way from southwest Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range.

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