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  • 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.

  • Small tribe in Idaho weighs big water deal

    The Nez Perce tribe is close to a major water-rights settlement with Idaho and the federal government, but not everyone thinks it’s a good idea for the tribe or for endangered salmon.

  • You, too, can be in the know about California's H2O

    David Carle’s Introduction to California Water is an ambitious field guide to the incredibly complicated world of California water

  • Klamath farmers face a new threat

    Klamath Basin farmers may be hit with a huge increase in electric rates, but some say that even putting farms out of business may not save enough water for endangered fish

  • Failure of leadership, not a lack of water, dooms the Klamath River

    Only the federal government can find away to protect both salmon and farmers in the Northwest’s Klamath River watershed

  • Truce holds on the Platte River

    In an effort to avoid litigation, environmentalists and farmers come together with federal and state agencies to address a wildlife crisis on the Platte River

  • The great Central Arizona Project funding switcheroo

    The state of Arizona and the federal government have long bickered over who should pay for the Central Arizona Project, but a recent agreement reduces the state’s share, and puts money toward funding Indian water projects

  • Tribe defeated a dam and won back its water

    The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, which defeated a dam that would have flooded tribal farmland, uses water from the Central Arizona Project to grow profitable crops like pecans and citrus fruits

  • The New Water Czars

    In Arizona, a historic water deal could give the tiny, impoverished Gila River Indian Community a path back to its farming roots – and turn it into one of the West’s next big power brokers

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