Water

Development threatens one of Montana’s ‘blue-ribbon’ trout rivers
Development threatens one of Montana’s ‘blue-ribbon’ trout rivers
Noxious algae is choking the very watershed that’s drawing people to develop property there.
Climate change wreaks havoc on the electricity grid
Climate change wreaks havoc on the electricity grid
Heat and drought combined are especially harmful to the power system.
Illegal marijuana grows are stealing from California’s scarce water
Illegal marijuana grows are stealing from California’s scarce water
As drought grips the Golden State, water thefts have increased to record levels. The most common offender: illegal pot farms.
Save a river
David Bolling's book How to Save a River offers advice to activists.
Undoing a dam is expensive
Removal of two dams on the Elwha River may prove too expensive, government officials say.
Pesticides linger in Northwest
Report finds groundwater contamination by pesticides in the Northwest.
Colorado water map
Colorado water education forum provides maps and information.
Wetlands program wasn't
Study shows that mitigation projects in Oregon destroyed more wetlands than they created.
The list no Idaho stream wants to be on
EPA increases official list of Idaho's polluted rivers to 800.
Animas-La Plata a financial boondoggle
Inspector General's office says the Animas-La Plata water project is "economically infeasible."
Fish benefit from trade
Rancher Rocky Webb swaps his water rights in a stream for a year's worth of hay to help restore steelhead trout.
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.
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