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  • On the Colorado, a grand experiment meets Mother Nature

    A recent experimental flood from Glen Canyon Dam may have killed endangered native humpback chub in the Colorado River through Grand Canyon

  • Troubled — and shallow — waters on the West's largest river

    The Columbia River Basin's serious drought means a hard choice between fish and hydropower

  • D-Day for dam decommissioning approaches

    Preparations have begun to bring down a century-old dam on Fossil Creek in central Arizona

  • The best-laid plans

    It’s high time Arizona realized it’s a desert, and has to share the Colorado River with six other dry Western states

  • Arizona returns to the desert

    Rampant growth in the Phoenix area and a severe drought on the Colorado River challenge Arizona's water sustainability.

  • Tribes ‘buy in’ to restore their river

    Oregon’s Warm Spring Indians become co-owners of the Pelton-Round Butte Dam Complex and hope to restore salmon runs on the Deschutes River

  • A chance for redemption

    The lead essays in this issue find both darkness and hope in the times we live in, and in the reminder that all civilizations – including our own – eventually crumble and fall

  • Dam's price tag skyrockets

    Controversy over the long-planned Animas-La Plata Dam in southwestern Colorado flares again, when the soaring price tag of "A-LP Ultralight" becomes known

  • 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

  • Journey to the bottom of Navajo Lake

    As drought lowers the level of New Mexico’s Navajo Reservoir, Jose "Ed" Marquez visits the site of his former hometown, Los Arboles, destroyed when the area was flooded in the late 1950s

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