Water

Montana’s water rights fractured by new development
Montana’s water rights fractured by new development
As subdivisions spread, it’s becoming harder to manage one of the state’s most valuable resources.
Humans are great at giving real problems the side-eye
Humans are great at giving real problems the side-eye
Two new titles provide insight on the willful ignorance that lead to the West’s water woes.
Is renewable energy’s future dammed?
Is renewable energy’s future dammed?
A proposed hydroelectric project on the Little Colorado River shows the tricky trade-offs in transitioning from fossil fuels.
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.
Damnable dams
A list of 18 dams Oregon Natural Resources Council would like to see eliminated.
Northwest is asked to give up 18 dams
Oregon Natural Resources Council wants 18 dams destroyed to save Northwest's salmon.
Comment on curbing a dam
Glen Canyon Dam hearings set
Draft plan foresees a freer-flowing Colorado River
Draft EIS proposes stabilizing water flows through Glen Canyon Dam
The Virgin River is the target
Las Vegas puts the Virgin River at the top of its list for future water supplies, upsetting upstream users.
Use-it-or-lose-it dam draws fire
Wyoming tries to revive the Sandstone Dam project in order to reserve the state's Colorado River water rights.
Wetlands at a distance
The managers of Telluride Ski Resort reach a settlement with the EPA in a suit over the largest wetland violation in Colorado history.
Montana's disappearing wetlands
The Montana Audubon Council releases a study showing the Clean Water Act is vital to the state's wetlands.
Group fights animus to Animas
The Friends of the Animas River seek Wild and Scenic River designation.
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