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.
A dam good speech
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber becomes the first major political figure in the Northwest to back breaching of four Snake River dams to help endangered salmon.
Drain it now, says organization
The Glen Canyon Action Network plans a Restoration Celebration and Rendezvous at Utah's Glen Canyon Dam.
To breach or not to breach
Both sides are surprised when dam-breaching supporters outnumber opponents at public meetings over breaching four Snake River dams to save salmon.
A pilot's-eye view of the West
Michael Collier's new book, "Water, Earth and Sky: The Colorado River Basin," combines his beautiful aerial photos of a remarkable landscape with well-chosen words.
More drains for pothole country?
The Natural Resource Conservation Service wants to identify South Dakota wetlands by a September fly-over, but environmentalists say the timing of the survey will leave out wetlands not visible from the air at that dry time of year.
A dredging dilemma
Environmentalists, scientists, Indian tribes and other locals are appalled by the Army Corps of Engineers' plan to dredge the Columbia River so bigger strips can move between the Columbia River Estuary and Portland.
'People are important'
Potlatch Corporation employee Frank Carroll explains why he thinks dam-breaching is a poor idea.
'Dams made the modern Northwest'
Historian Keith Petersen talks about how Columbia and Snake River dams have made the Pacific Northwest what it is today.
'The science pushed me'
Jim Baker, the Sierra Club's point man on Columbia salmon, offers his ideas on breaching dams to save fish.
Unleashing the Snake
In Washington, conservationists, farmers, and federal and state agencies are passionately debating whether four dams on the lower Snake River should be breached in an attempt to restore endangered salmon and steelhead runs.