Water

New Mexico’s historically conservative second district just flipped blue
New Mexico’s historically conservative second district just flipped blue
Xochitl Torres Small is the first woman and third democrat in 50 years to win the seat.
A high-stakes water reckoning looms in the West
A high-stakes water reckoning looms in the West
Be it a wet or a dry year, the water rich in Colorado’s North Fork Valley take their share.
The precarious plan for the Lake Powell Pipeline
The precarious plan for the Lake Powell Pipeline
Officials in Utah’s fastest-growing county are obscuring details of what a high-stakes project will cost taxpayers.
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.
High pressure bust
An oil and gas production firm's wastewater disposal in Montana could contaminate groundwater.
Idaho nixes fish farm
A fish farm plan that would have ruined one of the last clean springs on the Snake River is blocked.
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