Water

Climate change increases rare earth elements in Colorado’s Snake River
Climate change increases rare earth elements in Colorado’s Snake River
A new study suggests lower stream flows as a primary culprit.
‘Deadbeat dams’ and their impact on cold-water ecosystems
‘Deadbeat dams’ and their impact on cold-water ecosystems
As California mulls water storage, a new study adds nuance to cold-water conservation.
A California county spars over water, marijuana law and race
A California county spars over water, marijuana law and race
Tasked to map an enigmatic aquifer for future water management, scientists confront political and scientific uncertainty.
Dam destruction moves closer
The destruction of two dams on Washington's Elwha River comes closer to reality after President Clinton allots $11 million to the project.
Fish kill doesn't sway the EPA
Despite the killing of fish by polluted water in Montana's Clark Fork River, the EPA still says the removal of the toxic mining sediments that caused the problem is not worth the money.
Last chance for wetlands
The Seattle Audubon Society founds the Washington Wetland Network, or WETNET, to help protect wetlands.
Stop the flooding
Oregon's devastating floods could be prevented by restoring Willamette River wetlands and woodlands, study says.
Stirring things up on the Colorado River
The valves at Glen Canyon Dam are opened so the Colorado River can once again flood the Grand Canyon - and scientists, river guides, and environmentalists begin to study the results.
Idaho just says no to hydro dam
The Idaho Land Board rejects a proposed dam on the Snake River at Auger Falls.
Dams be damned
Activist Yvan Rochon seeks removal of two dams on Washington's Elwha River.
BuRec gets a new leader
Former New Mexico State Engineer Eluid Martinez will replace Dan Beard as commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation.
For seven days, it will flood
A controlled week-long flood through the Grand Canyon may help restore some of the beaches, sandbars and humpback chub fish harmed by Glen Canyon Dam.
Montanans take to the ballot
A coalition of sportsmen, ranchers and environmentalists called Montanans for Clean Water puts an initiative on the fall ballot designed to toughen the state's water laws.
Clogged channel sends a river over its bank in Washington
Winter rains flood Washington's Skokomish River valley and environmentalists say the problem is exacerbated by logging, urban sprawl, dams and other human impacts.
How rivers really run
Courses in Applied Fluvial Geomorphology, Stream Classification and Applications and River Assessment and Monitoring are offered.
The plumber's guide to the Colorado Basin
Artist Lester Dore's map of the plumbing of the Colorado Basin is available as a poster.
Thou shalt not build a dam
Pueblo Bishop Arthur Tafoya agrees with the Catholic Human Development Commission that the Animas-La Plata water project is wasteful and destructive.
Dam project called a "bungle' and a "porker'
The Catholic Diocese of Pueblo, Colo., blasts the proposed Animas-La Plata water project as an "environmental, economic and social bungle."
Dam project could get a free ride
Colorado Republican Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell seeks to push ahead with dam construction on Animas-La Plata.
South Dakota pulls plug on Missouri River meetings
South Dakota withdraws from the Missouri River Basin Association, claiming frustration with bureaucracy.
All about river guides
Grand Canyon River Guides puts out "boatman's quarterly review."
Congress fights to restore a filthy past
Memories of the horrors of corporate water pollution before environmental regulation prompt the author to warn Congress against weakening the law.
We need to avoid riparian hysteria
"Climatic serendipity" is more likely to restore riparian areas than human tinkering and the use of scare tactics.
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