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  • Rivers without water

    WaterWatch's recent report, "Rivers Without Water: Oregon's Unnatural Disaster," offers suggestions for keeping more water in the state's streams and rivers.

  • Anglers fish for solutions

    Anglers and biologists warn that cutthroat trout and bald eagles on the South Fork of the Snake River are threatened when the water is saved behind dams for summer irrigators.

  • Divided Waters

    El Paso, Texas, is dependent on the underground waters of the Hueco Bolson, but as the population grows and the bolson declines, both the city and its sister across the border, Ciudad Juarez, are turning to the already overtaxed Rio Grande.

  • Priests preach to the choir: Protect the Columbia

    The Roman Catholic bishops of the Pacific Northwest have released a long-awaiting pastoral letter on the duty to protect the Columbia River: "The Columbia River Watershed: Caring for Creation and the Common Good."

  • Demonstrating for the delta

    The Glen Canyon Action Network toured part of the West to promote basic conservation measures for the Colorado River, along with a proposal to send 1 percent of the river's water downstream to restore the delta.

  • Mystery on the Colorado

    "Sunk Without a Sound: The Tragic Colorado Honeymoon of Glen and Bessie Hyde" by Brad Dimock tries to retrace the journey and unravel the mystery behind a 70-year-old tragedy.

  • Quenching the big thirst

    Under the "4.4 Plan," California will begin a water diet, designed to reduce the state's use of Colorado River water over the next 15 years to the 4.4 million acre-feet it has long been allocated, but always exceeded.

  • No refuge in the Klamath Basin

    In the Klamath River Basin on the Oregon-California border, farmers, Indians, wildlife refuges and now three endangered fish are fighting over scant water in a dry year, and some say the Endangered Species Act only makes the situation worse.

  • Who mans forest flows?

    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.

  • The Rio Grande's unsung diplomat

    Rafter and river advocate Steve Harris tries to work with local farmers to preserve the Rio Grande in New Mexico.

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