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  • 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.

  • 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

  • The Latest Bounce

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner John Keys resigns; Phoenix finally gets some rain, but drought continues; Bonneville Power Administration must keep the Fish Passage Center open; Forest Service looks to outsource more jobs

  • 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.

  • Sedimentation is a building problem in the West's reservoirs

    Sedimentation is a building problem in the West's reservoirs

    The West's reservoirs are waging a constant battle against rising levels of sediment.

  • 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.

  • The GOAT Blog

    The cost of progress

    Five extraordinary women tested for seventy-five peculiar toxins.

  • The GOAT Blog

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  • When dams were young and gardenias a nickel apiece

    Tom Wolf talks to his 90-year-old mother about the Great Depression and the big dams that were built in the West in the 1930s.

  • Return of the Teton Dam?

    Idaho may rebuild the reservoir that once drowned four towns

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