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  • Feature Rebuilding a river as Washington's Elwha dams come down

    Rebuilding a river as Washington's Elwha dams come down

    How much can we learn from restoring the Elwha River, after the two dams that block it are finally removed?

  • Current Re-watering Nevada's dying Walker Lake

    Re-watering Nevada's dying Walker Lake

    Walker Lake in northwestern Nevada has been dying for years, but locals and government officials are determined to restore it.

  • Current Montana's stream access law stays strong

    Montana's stream access law stays strong

    The Montana Legislature abandons an attempt to tighten the state's permissive stream-access laws.

  • Letters

    No diving allowed

  • Current Stream access laws on private lands in the West

    Stream access laws on private lands in the West

  • Writers on the Range The gift of runoff in a wet season

    The gift of runoff in a wet season

    After too many recent dry years, residents of the Rocky Mountains are relishing the music of running water.

  • Editor's Note A lonely crusade

    A lonely crusade

    A Wyoming farmer's long struggle to find out what's polluting his water gets the attention of the EPA - and inspires reporter Abrahm Lustgarten of ProPublica.

  • Current Spring-cleaning the acequia: A photo essay

    Spring-cleaning the acequia: A photo essay

    The annual spring cleaning of its irrigation ditch brings tiny El Cerrito, N.M., together to work and celebrate.

  • Book Reviews

    Chronicling a lost river: A review of Dry River

    Ken Lamberton explores a Southwestern desert landscape in Dry River: Stores of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz.

  • Heard Around the West

    Dry times

    Emptying houses and water troughs around the West

  • Writers on the Range Anatomy of a disaster

    Anatomy of a disaster

    The floods plaguing the U.S. today are largely the result of the dam-building flurry that began about 60 years ago under the Pick-Sloan Plan.

  • Feature Doctor's Orders: Undam the Klamath

    Doctor's Orders: Undam the Klamath

    Both Indians and whites battle diabetes on the Klamath watershed, where dam building ended the salmon runs that once kept the First People alive.

  • Current Where has Montana's water gone?

    Where has Montana's water gone?

    The Yellowstone River Compact may not protect Montanans who rely on the Tongue River’s water.

  • Current

    The year in water

    A La Niña year brings a good snowpack to some Western states and little or nothing to others.

  • Multimedia The Garrison Dam: a history

    The Garrison Dam: a history

    Author Paul VanDevelder speaks on the U.S. government's plan to dam the Missouri River and flood native lands.

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