High Country News - Water

Army Corps wavers on management plan
The Army Corps of Engineers backs away from a revised environmental impact statement that would have changed the way it operates six Missouri River dams.
Nevada Water Forum
Findings of Nevada Water Forums are published.
Babbitt helps a river
Babbitt thwarts hydroelectric project in Klamath Falls when he declares an 11-mile stretch of the Klamath a National Scenic River.
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.
Wetland degrader swims in murky waters
The EPA has taken Idaho rancher John Simpson to court for clearing debris and beaver dams out of a channel of the Salmon River, although endangered salmon have since spawned in the channel, complicating the issue.
Missing: One truckload of fuel
More than 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel accidentally dumped in a water-quality monitoring well at Copper Mountain ski resort, Colo., have yet to be found.
Lake Coeur d'Alene at stake
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe and the State of Idaho are fighting in the Supreme Court over Lake Coeur d'Alene, with the tribe claiming partial ownership of the lake under a 19th century treaty.
High court weeds out pesticides
Under the Clean Water Act, aquatic pesticides can no longer be used in public waterways without a federal permit.
Kayakers seek water rights
Golden, Colo., wants to obtain the water rights necessary to keep the rapids on Clear Creek flowing for the city's throngs of kayakers.
Shoring up wetlands protection
The Bush administration says it will stand by Clinton's "Tulloch Rule," which requires a permit for using earthmovers to excavate wetlands.
Islands hung out to dry
Idaho irrigators are relieved that water rights have been denied for the 94 islands in the Snake River that make up the Deer Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
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.
End of a dam saga
Jim Trees plans to replace a 140-year-old diversion dam in a Zion National Park wilderness study area with an "environmentally friendly" weir just outside the park boundary.
Leopold floats us to an understanding
Chip Rawlins reviews A View of the River by Luna Leopold.
New look at a river basin
The Environmental Defense Fund wants to protect the Colorado River Basin.
Sole source
EPA may grant special protection to an aquifer in eastern Washington and Western Idaho as "sole source" of drinking water for the area.
Water planning in the desert
Nevada State Division of Water Planning drafts new policy to guide water-planning decisions.
Comment on curbing a dam
Glen Canyon Dam hearings set
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.
Water Watch
The new Boulder Area Sustainability Information Network (BASIN) Web site gives water quality and other environmental information on Boulder, Colo.'s Boulder Creek watershed.
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