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  • 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

  • One national park could tell the truth about the West

    The West’s endless tug-of-war between scenery and resources is brought into dramatic focus at Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

  • 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

  • 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

  • News flash: Fish do need water

    Federal wildlife managers admit that the massive fish kill in the Klamath River in 2002 was caused, in part, by the diversion of water to farmers

  • 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

  • Truce remains elusive in Rio Grande water fight

    As drought dries up the Rio Grande, New Mexico’s congressional delegation goes after a court decision upholding the endangered silvery minnow’s right to water

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