Water

Aridity heads east; a geyser wakes up; activists young and old
Aridity heads east; a geyser wakes up; activists young and old
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
In the Southwest, ‘drought’ doesn’t tell the whole story
In the Southwest, ‘drought’ doesn’t tell the whole story
Why ‘aridification’ is a better term for our new, more parched reality.
Aspen may stockpile water under its golf course
Aspen may stockpile water under its golf course
As climate change looms, towns look to store water without dams.
Defunct refinery fouls Wyoming river
The Sierra Club charges that a Texaco oil refinery is polluting the North Platte River in Wyoming.
Don't drink the water
The Central Arizona Project experiences more glitches in Tucson.
In Utah, water grows on trees
A U.S. Geological Survey study shows that Utahns use twice as much water as other Americans.
Pulling out of CAP
The Central Arizona Project's water price will skyrocket, costing stockholders millions.
Tribes may take over Animas-La Plata
Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Dan Beard invites two Ute tribes to take over the Animas-La Plata water diversion project.
Two Utah counties flee water project
Two Utah counties, frustrated with the cost of the Central Utah Project, decide to pull out.
Can Dan Beard reclaim Reclamation?
A profile of Dan Beard, head of Bureau of Reclamation, shows his role within the Department of the Interior.
Now dust is his crop, says Nevada rancher
Groundwater pumping dries Milt Thompson's Diamond Valley Ranch.
Rancher joins coalition to fight 'water grabs'
A wary rancher joins an environmental group after groundwater pumping dries his ranch.
Drought costs firms big bucks
Arizona charges two concessionaires $1.3 million for dumping trash in Lake Powell.
Lawsuit cools Rogue River jets
A homeowner and an environmental group file a suit arguing that jet-boats on the Rogue River violate the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
Fish gotta spawn
The Bureau of Reclamation's drawdown of the Island Park Reservoir hurts trout.
Troubled waters
The National Parks and Conservation Association warns that water pollution and depletion plague the country's national parks.
Rio Grande not so
The Rio Grande is labeled the most endangered river by the environmental group American Rivers.
Faxed memo tells all
A development company mistakenly releases plans to destroy wetlands.
Can some good come out of the CAP?
The writer reflects on the costs and benefits of the Central Arizona Project.
The existence of dams forces hard choices
Eagles and salmon are at odds with hydropower and each other in Idaho.
Coalition seeks to de-dam a river
A coalition of advocates for the White Salmon River ecosystem intervenes in efforts to relicense Condit Dam.
Animas-La Plata: The last big dam in the West
A showdown between enviros and water project proponents nears over the Animas-La Plata water project.
Las Vegas moves on western Colorado's water
An interstate water leasing plan proposal threatens agriculture on Colorado's Western Slope.
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