High Country News November 20, 1989
... to read the essays, news stories and other articles in the issue, including the sampling below
The West's refusal to confront the issue of water quality will haunt the region.
The Newlands project in Nevada has become a diabolical machine whose main products are poisoned and deformed birds.
In the case of Colorado's Arkansas River, it's more accurate to talk of a pollution-shed than a watershed.
During the droughty summer of 1988, irrigators sucked many Montana streams dry. The backlash could re-order the way the state manages water.
Southwestern cities are famous for drawing down their aquifers. But Albuquerque, New Mexico, may exhaust its aquifer while still leaving it in the ground.