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  • A watershed proposal

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dam's price tag skyrockets

    Controversy over the long-planned Animas-La Plata Dam in southwestern Colorado flares again, when the soaring price tag of "A-LP Ultralight" becomes known

  • Draining the tub

    Draining the tub

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

  • Harvesting the sky

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

  • Heard around the West

    Lake Powell is draining itself; Geraldine Perkins’ New Mexico gossip column; a really hungry – and thirsty – bear cub; mammals on the grille; python vs. electric blanket; 911 is not a dating service

  •  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?

  • 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.

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