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.
Changing the law of the river
Bureau of Reclamation releases draft plan to change the way the Colorado River is managed in Nevada, Arizona and California.
A savage SLAPP suit
Group wants to stop impending destruction of Savage Rapids Dam in Oregon.
Rural area beats back water diversion plan
American Water Development Inc. loses battle for San Luis, Colo., water.
Irrigation pumps kill salmon
Survey finds faulty screens at more than half of Northwest's dams.
Cities fight to keep water out of the Platte
The South Platte River is being captured by cities.
Oregon dam is in limbo
Future of Elk Creek Dam undecided after new ruling.
BuRec downsizes
Bureau of Reclamation moves from Denver, Colo., office to Washington, D.C., as part of overhaul.
Colorado told to stop stealing water
Judge rules Colorado has been stealing Arkansas River water from Kansas for 45 years.
From driveways to watersheds
Effort launched to reduce nonpoint pollution to Truckee River through education and conservation.
Seattle resident turns open sewers back into streams
John Beal crusades to restore northwest streams.
Coal firm may pull its straw out of aquifer
Hopi Tribe pushes for Peabody Western Coal Co. to build a pipeline and stop pumping groundwater.
New plan will protect salmon habitat
"Pacfish" proposal would protect riparian areas of northwest.
Indians and water
Indian Water Rights: Negotiating the Future reviewed.
Wet and wild symposium
Water, Wet & Wild: Flowing into the 21st Century symposium planned.
Symposium won't be dry
Rivers at the Crossroads: Law, Science, Politics and People symposium planned.
From driveways to watersheds
Booklet Protecting Our Water Resources aims to reduce Truckee River pollution.
Las Vegas wheels and deals for Colorado River water
Patricia Mulroy negotiates for Southern Nevada Water Authority.
Draining the budget to desalt the Colorado
Yuma Desalting Plant is boondoggle of the decade.
Idaho's unsettling sediment
Government study shows Idaho's Lake Coeur d'Alene contaminated by mining sediments.
Some dams self-destruct
Some dams will be easy to get rid of.
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