High Country News - Water

Fishermen blamed for salmon troubles
James Connaughton of the Bush administration’s Council on Environmental Quality says that fishing must be curtailed to save endangered salmon, but salmon advocates say dams are still the real threat to the fish
Western Slope wins water wrestle
A judge shoots down a water project that would have diverted water from the Gunnison River Basin on Colorado's Western Slope over to Denver's thirsty suburbs.
Should a highway run through it?
The Utah Department of Transportation wants to run the four-lane "Legacy Highway" through 160 acres of federally protected wetlands near Salt Lake City.
Water in rivers is OK
New Mexico's attorney general rules that water rights may be held onto even if the water is not diverted from the stream to be used.
Pesticides linger in Northwest
Report finds groundwater contamination by pesticides in the Northwest.
Colorado water map
Colorado water education forum provides maps and information.
Wetlands program wasn't
Study shows that mitigation projects in Oregon destroyed more wetlands than they created.
The list no Idaho stream wants to be on
EPA increases official list of Idaho's polluted rivers to 800.
Animas-La Plata a financial boondoggle
Inspector General's office says the Animas-La Plata water project is "economically infeasible."
Nobody gives a damn about this dam
The Army abandons Red Butte Reservoir in Utah, and leaves no one responsible for the dam, its reservoir and the June sucker fish that live in the water.
California Water Map
The updated California Water Map explains the state's complex network of water projects.
Intel Corp. denied desert water rights
The powerful computer chip manufacturer Intel Corp. loses a bid to buy water rights from farmers near Socorro, N.M.
Water for people and fish
A conservation effort will protect the water in Colorado's Snowmass Creek, as well as nearby land and a trailer park.
Storm Over Mono: The Mono Lake Battle and the California Water Future
"Storm Over Mono: The Mono Lake Battle and the California Water Future" by John Hart is reviewed by Jane Braxton Little.
A road to nowhere?
The controversial "road improvement" of the two-lane road through Utah's Provo Canyon faces accusations that a new road could damage the Provo River - even as four major landslides are caused by road crews.
One dam falls, another rises
A dam on the Diamond Fork River goes down, but the Central Utah Project still lives, with a plan to pump reservoir water to farmers, although not to Salt Lake City.
Endangered waters
American Rivers lists 10 endangered rivers.
Changing the law of the river
Bureau of Reclamation releases draft plan to change the way the Colorado River is managed in Nevada, Arizona and California.
A savage SLAPP suit
Group wants to stop impending destruction of Savage Rapids Dam in Oregon.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters plans to survey the public about their knowledge of the causes of water pollution.