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    Fixing Fish Creek

    The Forest Service wants to restore Oregon's Fish Creek, damaged by logging, roadbuilding and landslides.

  • News

    Tribe hopes to dam its way to jobs

    Two dams proposed for Utah's Uinta Mountains, which would provide water and work for the Uintah Basin's Native Americans, face environmental opposition.

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    Accident shakes Flaming Gorge Dam

    A broken pipe in Utah's Flaming Gorge Dam creates a crisis and harms a trout fishery downstream.

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    Whitewater comes roaring back

    PacifiCorp releases water from Grace Dam for two days, and whitewater rapids roar down the Bear River through Grace, Idaho.

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    Owens Valley finally loses patience

    Rural elected officials order Los Angeles to stop diverting 43 million gallons water a day from California's Owens Lake.

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    A-LP looms liter

    Animas-La Plata backers unveil a leaner new version of the proposed dam - A-LP "Lite" - but opponents still have plenty of criticism.

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    Lakes vanish - and then return

    A 10-mile stretch of lakes, creeks and a waterfall in Lincoln County, Wash. - dry for a decade - come back to life this spring as the drought ends.

  • Essays

    Boise pushes on its river, and the river shoves back

    Boise, Idaho, realizes that its beloved river needs room to flow, and that riverfront development may have to be controlled.

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    Las Vegas may shoot craps with its water

    A small but determined group protests Las Vegas' plan to take more water from Lake Mead and the Colorado River, saying the city's growth is already out of control and a potential public-health disaster looms if the water is contamined.

  • Book Reviews

    Threatened Rivers

    Five of the 10 most endangered rivers are in the West, according to American Rivers' annual report.

  • Book Reviews

    Who'll run Hanford Reach?

    Washington Sen. Patty Murray wants to keep the free-flowing, undammed Hanford Reach - the last stretch of the Columbia - free-flowing under federal management.

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    Judge settles Telluride wetlands dispute

    The EPA orders the Telluride Ski and Golf Co. to restore 17 acres of wetlands it filled to build a golf course.

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    Nevada ranchers win water rights

    Nevada's attorney general takes away the BLM's right to hold stock-water rights and says such rights belong solely to ranchers.

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    Trade treaty may protect Arizona river

    A citizens' petition accuses the U.S. Army of allowing one of its bases dry up Arizona's last free-flowing river, the San Pedro.

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    Who wins when a river returns?

    A project to restore a riparian ecosystem would return water to California's Lower Owens River.

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