Water

The tyranny of lawns and landlords
The tyranny of lawns and landlords
Renting culture puts dreams of cultivating wildness out of reach.
The Colorado River needs a long-term plan for drought
The Colorado River needs a long-term plan for drought
Western states bought some time with a historic agreement but still face a hotter, drier future.
Paranoia and a ‘preposterously’ oversized water tank
Paranoia and a ‘preposterously’ oversized water tank
An affluent Utah community spent millions to extinguish its fear of fire. Decades later, they’re still trying to buy their way out of a bottomless pit.
Ripples grow when a dam dies
After the defeat of the proposed Two Forks Dam, Colorado water policy changes radically.
Who's who in water spreading
A brief guide to groups involved in water-spreading issues.
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.
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.
Save a river
David Bolling's book How to Save a River offers advice to activists.
Undoing a dam is expensive
Removal of two dams on the Elwha River may prove too expensive, government officials say.
Pesticides linger in Northwest
Report finds groundwater contamination by pesticides in the Northwest.
Colorado water map
Colorado water education forum provides maps and information.
Wetlands program wasn't
Study shows that mitigation projects in Oregon destroyed more wetlands than they created.
The list no Idaho stream wants to be on
EPA increases official list of Idaho's polluted rivers to 800.
Animas-La Plata a financial boondoggle
Inspector General's office says the Animas-La Plata water project is "economically infeasible."
Fish benefit from trade
Rancher Rocky Webb swaps his water rights in a stream for a year's worth of hay to help restore steelhead trout.
Utah and the Ute Tribe are at war
Distrust from past betrayals makes Utes stall Utah on Central Utah Project.
Wyoming dam gets go-ahead
Construction of Sandstone Dam is approved despite doubts about the geologic suitability of the site.
The Great River becomes a great sewer
The bi-national program Project del Rio monitors the increasing pollution of the Rio Grande on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Endangered waters
American Rivers lists 10 endangered rivers.
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