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  • Climate-forced water planning in Washington’s Yakima Valley

    Climate-forced water planning in Washington’s Yakima Valley

    Prepping for future climate change means fixing past mistakes

  • Low snowpack means a dry summer for the West

    Low snowpack means a dry summer for the West

    A map shows Western snowpacks as of April 1, 2012, and notes record-breaking heat and dry weather in the Southwest.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Draining the tub

    Draining the tub

    Lake Mead has dropped below its record low, and the reservoir's future does not look good.

  •  Hoover Dam: marvel and folly

    Hoover Dam: marvel and folly

    Hoover Dam is an amazing piece of engineering, but it has outlived its usefulness.

  • Into thin air?

    Global warming spurs calls for new dams in the West – but where will the water come from to fill them?

  • Harvesting the sky

    Thirsty Santa Fe, N.M., considers an innovative law requiring all new buildings to install rainwater-harvesting systems.

  • The Poudre: A river besieged by thirsty cities

    The Poudre: A river besieged by thirsty cities

    Colorado's Cache la Poudre River is the third most endangered river in the country because so many Front Range developers are lusting after its water.

  • A watershed proposal

    Colorado's only wild and scenic river may be harnessed for a water storage project.

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