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  • Farmers asked to ante up for salmon

    In Washington's Methow Valley, irrigators are up in arms over the National Marine Fisheries Service claim that leaky ditches take too much water and kill endangered salmon.

  • Drying up the Melon capital

    Some residents of Rocky Ford, Colo., are worried by the prospect of area farmers selling their water rights to the rapidly growing city of Aurora.

  • Blurring the landscape

    Historian Mark Fiege's book, "Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West," describes southern Idaho as a hybrid habitat that reveals a complicated reciprocal relationship between people and nature.

  • Pillar of Sand

    In "Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last?" author Sandra Postel brings a clear, thoughtful approach to the intertwined questions of food production and population growth.

  • As salmon decline, feds draw the line

    In Washington's Methow Valley, irrigation ditches are bone dry because the National Marine Fisheries Service has shut off their water to protect salmon in the Methow River and its tributaries.

  • Deciphering the ditches

    José A. Rivera's "Acequia Culture: Water, Land and Community in the Southwest" is a valuable reference on the acequia system of ditch irrigation and the Hispanic communities it nourishes.

  • Irrigators speak a volume

    The Family Farm Alliance defends irrigation in its report, "Western Irrigation Economic Benefits Review."

  • Partial measurements

    Colorado State University Professor Steven Abt has a computer program that will help landowners extend the life of the Parshall Flumes that irrigate Colorado fields.

  • Reservoir unleashes more than water

    More than 4,000 fish are killed by sediment when an irrigation company drains its reservoir on Colorado's Poudre River.

  • No final solutions for farmers

    Environmentalists, irrigators and Indians battle over water in Nevada's Lahontan Valley.

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