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  • A crisis brews on the Colorado

    As the Colorado River Basin enters a sixth year of drought, the Interior Department orders seven states to start coordinating their management of the dwindling water supply.

  • A federal agency tries to hold on to what it's built

    A federal agency tries to hold on to what it's built

    As climate change and water shortages bring an end to the era of dams, the federal Bureau of Reclamation seeks to reinvent itself.

  • Arizona returns to the desert

    Rampant growth in the Phoenix area and a severe drought on the Colorado River challenge Arizona's water sustainability.

  • Dam removal considered for Klamath

    Farmers, environmentalists, fishermen and tribes are talking with PacifiCorp officials about the possible removal of four dams on the Klamath River

  • Dam's price tag skyrockets

    Controversy over the long-planned Animas-La Plata Dam in southwestern Colorado flares again, when the soaring price tag of "A-LP Ultralight" becomes known

  • Fish gotta spawn

    The Bureau of Reclamation's drawdown of the Island Park Reservoir hurts trout.

  • Fisheries agency rewards a loyal bureaucrat

    Environmentalists and some of his own biologists say James Lecky sold out the endangered fish he was charged with protecting, but NOAA Fisheries has just given him a promotion

  • Follow-up

    Army Corps of Engineers will have to release water from Columbia and Snake river dams to help salmon; Montana mining ban is not a property "taking"; kinks in plan to drill for natural gas at Colorado nuclear site.

  • Las Vegas needs to let the market decide where the water goes

    Las Vegas needs to let the market decide where the water goes

    The only reason Las Vegas has managed to thrive in the scorching desert is that its water is subsidized and its use is disconnected from the real cost.

  • Return of the Teton Dam?

    Idaho may rebuild the reservoir that once drowned four towns

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