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  • Watch the river flow

    Farmers and conservationists have reached a settlement that allows water to flow in California’s San Joaquin River, home to the Friant Dam

  • HCN looks to the future

    In a special summer reading issue, HCN dishes up a science fiction story that imagines life in the Southwest in 2030 or so, when "Big Daddy Drought" is in full stride, and California claims all water

  • The Tamarisk Hunter

    In the desert Southwest of 2030 Big Daddy Drought runs the show, California claims all the water, and a water tick named Lolo ekes out a rugged living removing tamarisk.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pipeline and dam dreams

    The Utah Legislature has approved money for "preconstruction" work on a new dam for the Wasatch Front and a new pipeline for the booming city of St. George

  • One dam down; four in limbo

    Oregon’s Chiloquin dam to come down

  • The return of the Colorado River — almost

    The writer finds a newly emerged rapid on the Colorado River and a new reality at Lake Powell, revealed by drought

  • Lake Powell gets an A for boating and a D for water storage

    The writer visits half-full Lake Powell and finds a message for the West

  • The terrifying saga of the West’s last big dam

    The writer visits the increasingly costly Animas La-Plata Dam Project in southwestern Colorado

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