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  • Last rites in salmon country?

    Last rites in salmon country?

    Salmon fishermen gear up for a risky season despite California’s ongoing water wars.

  • It takes a district: Utah landowners control groundwater use

    It takes a district: Utah landowners control groundwater use

    In southern Utah's Escalante Valley, local landowners will form a water district to save their declining aquifer.

  • Removing four dams is worth some compromise

    Removing four dams is worth some compromise

    It's not perfect, but the settlement that removes four dams in Oregon and California's Klamath River Basin is the right thing to do.

  • Warning: Water policy faces an age of limits

    Warning: Water policy faces an age of limits

    New water projects and giant pipelines will do nothing to solve the West's drought and its increasing water shortage.

  • Sometimes water can cost way too much

    Sometimes water can cost way too much

    Aaron Million's plan to pump Green River water from Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range is unlikely to succeed because it's just too darn expensive.

  • A federal agency tries to hold on to what it's built

    A federal agency tries to hold on to what it's built

    As climate change and water shortages bring an end to the era of dams, the federal Bureau of Reclamation seeks to reinvent itself.

  • One man's salt must not burden another man's water

    One man's salt must not burden another man's water

    The little farming town of Mancos, Colo., is finding ways to remove salt from its water and make irrigation more efficient during drought.

  • Semi-wild in the new West

    Semi-wild in the new West

    Semi-wild rural landscapes, where humans mingle with wildlife, are a richer source of biodiversity than many Westerners realize.

  • Getting the salt out

    Arizona considers plans to clean up salty irrigation water without drying out wetlands created by that water.

  • Too much can be asked of a river

    Laura Paskus lives a mile and a half from the Rio Grande, a river which shares a dubious distinction with India’s Ganges and China’s Yangze: The three are among the Top Ten most endangered rivers on the planet.

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