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  • Editor's Note

    Woman on the water

    Heather Wylie talks about taking on the feds and floating the L.A. River.

  • Feature Non-navigable River Blues

    Non-navigable River Blues

    An obscure legal ruling muddied U.S. water-protection standards, leaving Western intermittent streams and rivers unprotected.

  • Letters

    Bass-o-matic

  • Letters

    Water wishes, part II

  • Feature Desperate measures

    Desperate measures

    Over the years, Westerners have come up with a lot of wacky schemes to get more water.

  • Feature

    Ultimate solution?

    Southern California wants to use desalination to increase its water supply, but critics think the idea needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

  • Editor's Note

    Peak economy

    Westerners shouldn’t panic about the recent economic meltdown; our region has always cycled from boom to bust and back again.

  • Letters

    Big water

  • News

    Liquid assets

    California is enthusiastic about creating “water banks” to help the state’s cities weather future droughts.

  • Letters

    Watery shell game

  • Letters

    Out stealing water

  • News A good idea – if you can get away with it

    A good idea – if you can get away with it

    Rainwater harvesting is against the law in many Western states, but folks in Utah, Colorado and Washington want to change that.

  • News

    Leaky border

    Efforts to stop wastewater pollution from Tijuana have bogged down in a nasty mess.

  • Feature

    Reclaiming the low country

    Jared Farmer speaks in praise of Utah’s neglected “low country” landscapes – places like Utah Lake.

  • News

    A river runs near it

    In Washington’s Yakima Valley and in northern Colorado, water developers want to build kindler, gentler “off-channel” reservoirs.

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