Hydropower

After Oroville, officials across the West review dam safety
After Oroville, officials across the West review dam safety
The California dam’s spillways are ready for rain as safety officials prepare for future catastrophes.
Down with the Glen Canyon Dam?
Down with the Glen Canyon Dam?
Activists claim that decommissioning the dam will save water and restore a wild canyon. Are they right?
After its dams came down, a river is reborn
After its dams came down, a river is reborn
A look at the Elwha unleashed.
BPA: Making amends for a destructive past
The Bonneville Power Administration was born in the Great Depression and now sells the power from 29 federal dams.
Changing times force agency to swim upstream
The Bonneville Power Administration faces environmental and utility critics as it struggles to survive.
Bare land at Bear Lake
Utah Power & Light wants to dredge at drought-plagued Bear Lake.
Five star visitor complex
Bureau of Reclamation builds a "Disneyland" Hoover Dam visitor center; cost will up power prices for area customers.
Salt caves not licked yet
Wild and scenic designation on the Klamath River may stop an Oregon hydroelectric project.
Down but not out
The AB Lateral hydropower project on Colorado's Gunnison and Uncompahgre rivers is vetoed.
How BPA is ruining the Northwest
The writer challenges the Bonneville Power Administration's "more' and "bigger" goals.