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  • Taos' return to the acequias

    38 years of meetings and a price-tag of $120 million formalize old agreements

  • Pipe dreams

    Leaky irrigation ditches in Washington’s Methow Valley have made the desert bloom, at the expense of endangered salmon.

  • So-called 'peace treaty' won't save the Rio Grande

    Environmentalists made a mistake when they settled with the city of Albuquerque over water use on the Middle Rio Grande in New Mexico

  • Who owns Klamath water — farmers or the public?

    A judge rules that Pacific Coast fishermen can intervene as a third party in a lawsuit between Klamath River Basin farmers and the federal government

  • The public pays to keep water in a river

    Three important "takings" lawsuits claim farmers should be compensated when water is withheld from irrigators in order to help endangered species during times of drought

  • Peace breaks out on the Rio Grande

    A groundbreaking settlement between New Mexico environmentalists and the city of Albuquerque may keep water in the Middle Rio Grande and help both farmers and endangered silvery minnows

  • A crisis brews on the Colorado

    As the Colorado River Basin enters a sixth year of drought, the Interior Department orders seven states to start coordinating their management of the dwindling water supply.

  • Surprise: The bill for a water grab in California may be coming due

    The writer says San Francisco has been milking a cash cow from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir inside Yosemite National Park

  • Postscript to a water war

    Nearly a decade after Imperial Valley irrigators fought off a water grab by Texans Ed and Lee Bass, the Imperial Valley Irrigation District buys the old Bass property, Western Farms, and the water rights that come with it

  • The next wars may be fought over water

    Tim Holt warns that European companies are moving to privatize our water supplies

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