Water

Diversion plans for the Gila would have major impact, critics say
Diversion plans for the Gila would have major impact, critics say
Small and medium-sized flows could be most affected.
A dam difficult job
A dam difficult job
California’s drought through the eyes of a water manager.
Shaken and stirred in California's recent earthquake
Shaken and stirred in California's recent earthquake
How seismic events can make drought impacts worse.
Trickle of hope
An introduction to the special issues on the Salton Sea and the Colorado River Delta points to signs of life in an abused landscape in Southern California and Mexico.
Accidental refuge: Should we save the SaltonSea?
The Salton Sea became the Salton Sea in 1905, when human accident flooded the desert; now its survival is uncertain, as demand for scarce water continues to grow in Southern California.
Service says dams should stay put
The National Marine Fisheries Service wants to table for five to 10 years any serious debate on breaching four dams in the Snake River to save salmon.
Corps catches criticism
Critics in Congress, the media and citizens' groups are calling for reforms and more accountability from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Clark Fork unplugged
The EPA wants to remove a dam on Montana's Clark Fork River that had been holding back contaminated mine tailings from Butte and Anaconda, and have the waste cleaned up.
An unruly river
Historian Robert Kelley Schneider's book, "Unruly River: Two Centuries of Change Along the Missouri," describes how well-meaning civic boosters and farmers almost destroyed the Missouri River's landscape and the Indian tribes that once lived along it.
One dam, two rallies
While anti-dam activists hold lively rallies calling for the demolition of Glen Canyon Dam, the pro-dam group Friends of Lake Powell stages rallies of its own, defending the reservoir and the local economy based on it.
Dust settles in Owens Valley
Los Angeles has agreed to return some water to parched Owens Valley and to begin restoring Owens Lake, which was turned into an empty dust bowl to quench the thirst of L.A.
A new generation comes to terms with Lake Powell
Jared Farmer's book, "Glen Canyon Dammed: Inventing Lake Powell and the Canyon Country," takes a fascinating look at lost Glen Canyon and the big lake that covered it.
Water deal could drain New Mexico's small towns
Santa Fe County's desire to buy water from Top of the World farms in the San Luis Valley has northern New Mexico farmers worried that their water rights will be endangered.