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  • Houseboaters vs. river runners

    Houseboaters vs. river runners

    Two writers debate the cultural differences of fast-water paddlers and still-water luxury boaters.

  • The Latest: Quagga mussels invade Lake Powell

    The Latest: Quagga mussels invade Lake Powell

    There’s still time to combat the invasive, destructive mussels before they colonize the reservoir

  • On the Colorado River, a tug-of-war on a tightrope

    A wet winter postpones the declaration of a shortage on the Colorado River as the Upper and Lower Basin states continue to squabble over long-strategy for dealing with the region's droughts

  • Dinosaur tracks on a desert shore

    When drought shrank Lake Powell this summer, paleontologist Martin Lockley went to work scouring the shoreline for newly revealed rare dinosaur tracks in the sandstone

  • Nine reasons why a river is good for the soul

    A writer on a river trip through canyon country muses on things like sand, rapids, ruins and time, as well as the joy that comes from being outside in the company of family and friends

  • 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

  • The West’s dams share a dirty secret

    The West’s dams share a dirty secret

    The reservoirs of the West are a far cry from Eastern lakes, especially when it comes to the silt they carry.

  • Muddy Waters: Silt and the Slow Demise of Glen Canyon Dam

    Muddy Waters: Silt and the Slow Demise of Glen Canyon Dam

    A float down the Lower San Juan teaches surprising lessons about dams, water and silt in the West.

  • The brief but wonderful return of Cathedral in the Desert

    Utah’s drought gives proof that Glen Canyon’s Cathedral in the Desert is still in liquid storage underneath Lake Powell

  • The power of the lowly dirt particle

    The power of the lowly dirt particle

    The reservoirs of the West are a far cry from Eastern lakes, especially when it comes to the silt they carry.

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