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  • Another water-short year in the Southwest is taking its toll

    Another water-short year in the Southwest is taking its toll

    Generous spring snow storms were a momentary, if welcome, distraction from the region's real weather story: drought.

  • (Manmade) snow is for fighting over

    (Manmade) snow is for fighting over

    In an increasingly arid West, snow-making becomes a more important component of a ski area’s operating plan. But they need water to make snow, and getting it isn’t always easy.

  • A citizen activist forces New Mexico's dairies to clean up their act

    A citizen activist forces New Mexico's dairies to clean up their act

    When a giant dairy proposed building near Jerry Nivens' beloved New Mexico home, the chain-smoking Texas hermit became an activist who organized other locals to fight the industry.

  • Too much can be asked of a river

    Laura Paskus lives a mile and a half from the Rio Grande, a river which shares a dubious distinction with India’s Ganges and China’s Yangze: The three are among the Top Ten most endangered rivers on the planet.

  • Pueblo water battle nears its end

    If New Mexico’s 40-year-old Aamodt case is settled, it will end centuries of wrangling over water use, but not everybody is happy with how it’s ending

  • Good work in Washington

    The Bush administration deserves credit for its "Water 2025" initiative, which provided grants that have helped the Deschutes River Conservancy and the Central Oregon Irrigation District begin restoring Oregon’s Deschutes River

  • It ain't easy getting old

    In No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy discards his bitter nostalgia to tell a story set along the border in the 1980s

  • Flood insurance crimps Western waterways

    Critics say that FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program is encouraging development in flood-prone areas alongside Western rivers, such as the Rio Grande

  • River tales: The Rio Grande from the headwaters to the sea

    In Rio Grande, editor Jan Reid has assembled a marvelous collection of essays and photos about the Southwest’s Great River

  • The River Has Never Divided Us: A Border History of La Junta de los Rios

    In The River Has Never Divided Us, Jefferson Morganthaler studies the hard-working people of La Junta de los Rios, a river basin along the U.S.-Mexican border

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