Water

‘Atmospheric rivers’ aid the West — and imperil it
‘Atmospheric rivers’ aid the West — and imperil it
Improved storm forecasts could help reservoir managers store more water while avoiding floods.
The tiny power plant that shapes the Colorado River — merely by existing
The tiny power plant that shapes the Colorado River — merely by existing
The Shoshone power plant is the cornerstone for water rights in the upper river.
2017 in natural disasters
2017 in natural disasters
From massive wildfires to melting ice, the calamities that affected the West this year.
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.
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.