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  • Wilderness deals held hostage in salmon struggle

    When Idaho salmon advocates challenged the state’s farm-irrigation system, Norm Semanko held them off by taking a couple of wilderness deals hostage

  • California strikes a water truce

    A landmark California water deal has Imperial Valley irrigators finally agreeing to sell Colorado River water to San Diego, without sacrificing the Salton Sea

  • Water law for dummies

    The Citizen’s Guide to Colorado Water Law by the nonprofit Colorado Foundation for Water Education gives a clear and simple overview of water in the state

  • Can the tide turn for Walker Lake?

    As Nevada's Walker Lake gets smaller and saltier, the Paiute tribe, local farmers and the BLM wrestle over water rights and wonder how to keep the threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout alive without destroying the area's economy.

  • Tug-of-war over water

    The Colorado Legislature is mulling over a bill that would allow farmers and cities to retain rights to any water they leave instream for fish and boaters.

  • Show me the water

    The California state assembly says developers will have to prove they have water rights before they receive final approval for new subdivisions.

  • Islands hung out to dry

    Idaho irrigators are relieved that water rights have been denied for the 94 islands in the Snake River that make up the Deer Flats National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Dust settles in Owens Valley

    Los Angeles has agreed to return some water to parched Owens Valley and to begin restoring Owens Lake, which was turned into an empty dust bowl to quench the thirst of L.A.

  • Water deal could drain New Mexico's small towns

    Santa Fe County's desire to buy water from Top of the World farms in the San Luis Valley has northern New Mexico farmers worried that their water rights will be endangered.

  • Wilderness water wins round in court

    The Idaho Supreme Court rules that wilderness areas have reserved water rights "by implication."

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