Bureau of Reclamation

How farmers can help keep salt out of the Colorado River
How farmers can help keep salt out of the Colorado River
The solution to a basin-wide problem may fall to individual irrigators.
Latest: Delta tunnels plan challenged in court
Latest: Delta tunnels plan challenged in court
Agencies weigh in on threatened fish — and get smacked with their first lawsuit.
Can private money solve public water problems?
Can private money solve public water problems?
As facilities age and public funding declines, private companies may step in.
Will a dam save the pallid sturgeon, or doom it?
Will a dam save the pallid sturgeon, or doom it?
On the Yellowstone River, farmers and conservationists clash over controversial infrastructure.
The fading grandeur of the Glen Canyon Dam
The fading grandeur of the Glen Canyon Dam
Silt and erosion threaten to clog up the enduring structure.
Montana tribe’s water deal clears major Senate milestone
Montana tribe’s water deal clears major Senate milestone
Blackfeet have waited decades to resolve their water claims but Congress is in no hurry.
How the feds can ensure Western states get more water in 2016
How the feds can ensure Western states get more water in 2016
Key legislation failed in 2015. Will this year be any different?
The Colorado River’s desalination plant is on its last legs
The Colorado River’s desalination plant is on its last legs
The obscure Paradox Valley Unit keeps the Colorado River’s salinity levels in check for farmers, but causes quakes upstream.
California drought renews push for water storage projects
California drought renews push for water storage projects
A long-standing proposal to enlarge Shasta Dam gets a boost from the Bureau of Reclamation.
Lake Mead watch: six inches from the level that triggers cutbacks
Lake Mead watch: six inches from the level that triggers cutbacks
If water curtailments go into effect, which states are most vulnerable, and why?
A wanderer’s guide to Western public lands
A wanderer’s guide to Western public lands
Cow patties, extraterrestrials and binoculars can help you figure out where you are.
Should the Bureau of Reclamation be abolished?
Should the Bureau of Reclamation be abolished?
Former Reclamation Commissioner Daniel Beard tells how defunct water policy, and the bureau itself, contribute to drought.
The Latest: Rio Grande water
The Latest: Rio Grande water
A shortfall in water deliveries may lead to more fighting.
Cities look to farms for help in Colorado River drought
Cities look to farms for help in Colorado River drought
West’s biggest water agencies finalize a major agreement to boost Lake Mead levels.
New Mexico commission votes to divert Gila River
New Mexico commission votes to divert Gila River
Decision greenlights contentious multi-million dollar diversion project.
Las Vegas needs to let the market decide where the water goes
Las Vegas needs to let the market decide where the water goes
The only reason Las Vegas has managed to thrive in the scorching desert is that its water is subsidized and its use is disconnected from the real cost.
Sedimentation is a building problem in the West's reservoirs
Sedimentation is a building problem in the West's reservoirs
The West's reservoirs are waging a constant battle against rising levels of sediment.
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.
The cost of progress
Five extraordinary women tested for seventy-five peculiar toxins.
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Return of the Teton Dam?
Idaho may rebuild the reservoir that once drowned four towns
When dams were young and gardenias a nickel apiece
Tom Wolf talks to his 90-year-old mother about the Great Depression and the big dams that were built in the West in the 1930s.
Dam removal considered for Klamath
Farmers, environmentalists, fishermen and tribes are talking with PacifiCorp officials about the possible removal of four dams on the Klamath River