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  • The elephant that was left out of the room …

    Indian tribes were left out of the negotiations that divvied up the Colorado River in 1922, but it’s no longer possible to ignore them – particularly in the case of the Navajo Nation.

  • Seeking the Water Jackpot

    The Navajo Nation is determined to finally claim its rightful share of the Colorado River after 86 years of being left out of the region’s water politics.

  • Harvesting the sky

    Thirsty Santa Fe, N.M., considers an innovative law requiring all new buildings to install rainwater-harvesting systems.

  • The Gila's Monster

    Along the upper Gila in New Mexico, conservationists and the state squabble over managing the river's water.

  • Stream leases languish

    Efforts to privatize instream-flow protection – to keep enough water in rivers and streams to sustain their ecological functions – face tough going in the West.

  • New Mexico’s water rebel

    Albuquerque water developer Bill Turner, a board member of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, is often described as the bane of the district as well.

  • Pueblo water battle nears its end

    If New Mexico’s 40-year-old Aamodt case is settled, it will end centuries of wrangling over water use, but not everybody is happy with how it’s ending

  • A River Once More

    In Oregon, a revolutionary community alliance is working to put water – and steelhead trout – back into the Deschutes River

  • Running on empty in Sin City

    Although many rural Nevadans are unhappy with Las Vegas’ plans for a giant groundwater project, the six other states that rely on water from the Colorado River are hoping the Nevada project goes ahead.

  • Energy Colonizes the West

    Acres leased for drilling in the West

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