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.
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.
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.
The 670 miles of the Yellowstone River cross a varied landscape and face an equal variety of problems along the way.
Landowner opposition helped shoot down President Clinton's Heritage Rivers Initiative, which Yellowstone River activists believe could have helped the river greatly.
The unregulated development of private property along the banks of the Yellowstone River is the greatest threat to the river.
Andrew Dana, who went to the Army Corps of Engineers for a permit to stabilize the Yellowstone River's banks on his land, describes the permitting process as "a bad dream."
The Yellowstone River is the longest undammed river in the West, but Montana's rapid growth is affecting it, as property owners afraid of floods lay huge amounts of riprap along its banks.
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.