The Colorado Legislature is mulling over a bill that would allow farmers and cities to retain rights to any water they leave instream for fish and boaters.
A controversial National Academy of Sciences report on Oregon's Klamath Basin states that federal biologists had no scientific basis to withhold water from farmers to protect endangered fish.
A journey down the Lower Rio Grande through Texas and Mexico finds a sometimes-waterless river that faces a host of environmental, agricultural and human problems.
The last issue of the "Imagine a River" series on the Rio Grande examines how the river has become the "Rio Wimpy," running out of water twice before it reaches the Gulf of Mexico.
In Boundary Creek, Idaho, locals are at odds over the flooding of good farmland to create wetlands for the new Boundary Creek Wildlife Management Area.
A new approach called low-impact development focuses on innovative ways to manage storm water in the Pacific Northwest's urban areas.
The California state assembly says developers will have to prove they have water rights before they receive final approval for new subdivisions.
Drury Gunn Carr's new documentary follows the Shoshone Tribe's legal battle to change Wyoming water law and win its water rights.
Along New Mexico's Middle Rio Grande, pueblo tribes are working to bring back the disappearing bosque - the cottonwood gallery forest that once lined the river, offering habitat, shade and leafy bounty to a dry landscape.
In the Northwest, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is fighting with the National Marine Fisheries Service over relicensing three dams in Hells Canyon on the Snake River that the fisheries service says are killing salmon.
Rafter and river advocate Steve Harris tries to work with local farmers to preserve the Rio Grande in New Mexico.
The Army Corps of Engineers backs away from a revised environmental impact statement that would have changed the way it operates six Missouri River dams.
On river trips, Richard Ingebretsen of the Glen Canyon Institute talks about Lake Powell and introduces people to the idea of removing Glen Canyon Dam and resurrecting the Colorado River's drowned canyons.
In his own words, Orville Campbell, who spent 30 years working for the companies that own the Elwha dams, talks about the movement to take down those dams.
For 30 years, activists have been working to remove two dams and restore salmon runs on Washington's Elwha River, and now the goal is in sight - if the money comes through from Congress.
The Forest Service's right to demand "bypass flows" - leaving enough water in streams tapped for human uses to keep fish and wildlife healthy - may not survive the Bush administration.
A revised and scaled-down version of Colorado's controversial Animas-La Plata water project appears poised to become reality at last.
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