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  • Big water projects should make Westerners nervous

    Big water projects should make Westerners nervous

    Demand for water is falling, so why are we going forward with giant water projects?

  • The Snake River, unplugged

    The Nez Perce Tribe says that salmon-killing dams -- such as the three in Hells Canyon whose licenses are up for renewal this year – amount to an illegal "taking" of the tribe’s guaranteed right to fish

  • 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

  • Running on empty in Sin City

    Although many rural Nevadans are unhappy with Las Vegas’ plans for a giant groundwater project, the six other states that rely on water from the Colorado River are hoping the Nevada project goes ahead.

  • A downside to downing dams?

    Removing dams is more a complex experiment than a panacea, as Arizona’s Fossil Creek shows.

  • Warning: Water policy faces an age of limits

    Warning: Water policy faces an age of limits

    New water projects and giant pipelines will do nothing to solve the West's drought and its increasing water shortage.

  • Sometimes water can cost way too much

    Sometimes water can cost way too much

    Aaron Million's plan to pump Green River water from Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range is unlikely to succeed because it's just too darn expensive.

  • Wild Turkey, gunfire and big pipelines

    Wild Turkey, gunfire and big pipelines

    Aaron Million wants to build a gigantic water pipeline all the way from southwest Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range.

  • On the Colorado, a grand experiment meets Mother Nature

    A recent experimental flood from Glen Canyon Dam may have killed endangered native humpback chub in the Colorado River through Grand Canyon

  • D-Day for dam decommissioning approaches

    Preparations have begun to bring down a century-old dam on Fossil Creek in central Arizona

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