Water

Will California's Proposition 1 give rise to more dams?
Will California's Proposition 1 give rise to more dams?
While some environmental groups support the water bond on Tuesday's ballot, some call it "mystery meat."
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
The river’s future may include longer droughts, larger floods and shrinking snowpack.
From saltwater to drinking water?
From saltwater to drinking water?
California considers desalination as a remedy for water woes
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.
A river divided
The 670 miles of the Yellowstone River cross a varied landscape and face an equal variety of problems along the way.
An opportunity lost to politics
Landowner opposition helped shoot down President Clinton's Heritage Rivers Initiative, which Yellowstone River activists believe could have helped the river greatly.
Property owners call the shots
The unregulated development of private property along the banks of the Yellowstone River is the greatest threat to the river.
A family encounters a conservation quandary
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 last wild river
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.
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.