Water

All (climate) politics is local
All (climate) politics is local
During a dry spring, Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet visits rural Colorado to talk economics and agriculture.
When boyhood friendships were forged outdoors
When boyhood friendships were forged outdoors
After his friend’s passing, a writer reflects on a life spent chasing fish and toads.
Scuba flies
Scuba flies
In California’s Mono Lake — whose alkaline waters are deadly to most insects — these diving flies don’t just survive; they thrive.
Stream access laws on private lands in the West
The gift of runoff in a wet season
The gift of runoff in a wet season
After too many recent dry years, residents of the Rocky Mountains are relishing the music of running water.
Portland's water managers need to grow up
Draining a reservoir because someone pees in it = FAIL
Spring-cleaning the acequia: A photo essay
Spring-cleaning the acequia: A photo essay
The annual spring cleaning of its irrigation ditch brings tiny El Cerrito, N.M., together to work and celebrate.
The pulse of the river
How Colorado River thinkers and power brokers see the basin's future
Peak and Ecological Flows in Oregon
As the state prepares to allocate winter water the debate about how much needs to remain in-stream churns on
Where's the conservation?
Colorado River water wonks conference cooperative but limited in vision
Chronicling a lost river: A review of Dry River
Ken Lamberton explores a Southwestern desert landscape in Dry River: Stores of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz.
Rare accord marks opening of Colorado River conference
Western water czars discuss drought, climate change
Dry times
Emptying houses and water troughs around the West
The past and future of Western dams
In each damming and undamming lies a unique story
It's about dam time
The Elwha River dams are finally meeting their end
The mixed blessings of extra water
More H2O may also mean more people in Payson, Ariz.
Anatomy of a disaster
Anatomy of a disaster
The floods plaguing the U.S. today are largely the result of the dam-building flurry that began about 60 years ago under the Pick-Sloan Plan.
Water scarcity makes some types of energy less appealing
The West must take heed of energy's thirst
Doctor's Orders: Undam the Klamath
Doctor's Orders: Undam the Klamath
Both Indians and whites battle diabetes on the Klamath watershed, where dam building ended the salmon runs that once kept the First People alive.
Where has Montana’s water gone?
Where has Montana’s water gone?
The Yellowstone River Compact may not protect Montanans who rely on the Tongue River’s water.
Game on in the Wyoming Range
Conservationists put natural gas developers in the defensive
The year in water
A La Niña year brings a good snowpack to some Western states and little or nothing to others.
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