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  • Writers on the Range 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.

  • Writers on the Range I can't wait to drink wastewater

    I can't wait to drink wastewater

    Since (like it or not) all water is recycled, why not drink your community’s recycled wastewater?

  • Letters

    Fightin' words

  • Writers on the Range One man's salt must not burden another man's water

    One man's salt must not burden another man's water

    The little farming town of Mancos, Colo., is finding ways to remove salt from its water and make irrigation more efficient during drought.

  • Multimedia

    Off the deep end?

    Listen to Aaron Million talk about his Wyoming to Colorado pipeline dreams.

  • Uncommon Westerners 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.

  • Multimedia Urban Creeks 2.0

    Urban Creeks 2.0

    In San Francisco's East Bay, activists try to reconnect impoverished communities with their local waterways.

  • Feature Rebooting Urban Watersheds

    Rebooting Urban Watersheds

    In California, grassroots activists work to restore damaged East Bay waterways and the impoverished communities that surround them.

  • Writers on the Range When neighbors become cops

    When neighbors become cops

    As mandatory water conservation becomes more common in the West, many communities are asking residents to report water-wasters.

  • Feature Salmon Salvation

    Salmon Salvation

    Obama’s new political order, backed by the legal acumen of Judge James Redden, may help the Northwest’s salmon survive and end the era of the Lower Snake River dams.

  • Letters

    A shortage of leadership, not water

  • Letters

    More than you think?

  • Writers on the Range Must our water always flow uphill toward money?

    Must our water always flow uphill toward money?

    Bottled water is a silly idea anyway, but Nestle’s plans to bottle spring water from the high desert of Chaffee County, Colo., are beyond absurd.

  • Writers on the Range Dwindling supplies inflame water wars

    Dwindling supplies inflame water wars

    Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but Coloradoans may soon find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.

  • Editor's Note Welcome to the era of scarcity

    Welcome to the era of scarcity

    Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but as the snowpack shrinks, Coloradoans are going to find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.

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