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  • Floods, fire ... are locusts next?

    Floods, fire ... are locusts next?

    First floods, then fire -- natural disasters pound a small Montana community.

  • Underworld

    In a dark, narrow storm drain below the border town of Douglas, Ariz., eight illegal immigrants drowned in the summer of 1997

  • Water pounds through our towns and our dreams

    The writer watches with awe as snowmelt pulses through her town

  • Flood insurance crimps Western waterways

    Critics say that FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program is encouraging development in flood-prone areas alongside Western rivers, such as the Rio Grande

  • How to go with the flow

    Montana Audubon has written an eight-page guide to flood preparation, called Go With the Flow: Streams and Bank Stabilization.

  • The snail that stands like a dam

    Future human-made floods from Glen Canyon Dam, designed to help restore the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, are on hold until scientists find a way to protect and recover an endangered subspecies, the Kanab ambersnail.

  • A river comes apart

    Clearcut hillsides, floods and mudslides on Idaho's Clearwater River raise a warning that the land is dying.

  • Boise braces for floods

    Boise residents acquire sandbags in expectation of a bad flood season.

  • Stop the flooding

    Oregon's devastating floods could be prevented by restoring Willamette River wetlands and woodlands, study says.

  • Clogged channel sends a river over its bank in Washington

    Winter rains flood Washington's Skokomish River valley and environmentalists say the problem is exacerbated by logging, urban sprawl, dams and other human impacts.

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