High Country News - Water

By: High Country News  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Book Reviews

  • Essays

    A Utah writer struggles with his family’s predilection to always end up living in very arid places.

    by John Bennion, Oct 31, 2011

  • News

    Brad Udall on Australian water reform and why it matters to the West.

    by Cally Carswell, Oct 09, 2011

  • Multimedia

    Lessons from Australia for the Colorado River Basin

    by Cally Carswell, Oct 10, 2011

  • Writers on the Range

    A new proposal to send Mississippi River water out West is both insane and entirely possible, given the outrageous water schemes of the past.

    by Craig Rowe, Sep 29, 2011

  • Feature

    How much can we learn from restoring the Elwha River, after the two dams that block it are finally removed?

    by Kim Todd, Sep 18, 2011

  • Current

    Walker Lake in northwestern Nevada has been dying for years, but locals and government officials are determined to restore it.

    by Gordon Gregory, Aug 10, 2011

  • Current

    The Montana Legislature abandons an attempt to tighten the state's permissive stream-access laws.

    by Matthew Frank, Aug 03, 2011

  • Letters

    by Phelps Freeborn, Aug 02, 2011

  • Current

    by Property and Environment Research Center. Spring 2009 data. Updated by Nathan Rice, Sierra Crane-Murdoch and Emilene Ostlind., Jul 25, 2011

  • Writers on the Range

    After too many recent dry years, residents of the Rocky Mountains are relishing the music of running water.

    by Allen Best, Jul 21, 2011

  • Editor's Note

    A Wyoming farmer's long struggle to find out what's polluting his water gets the attention of the EPA - and inspires reporter Abrahm Lustgarten of ProPublica.

    by Ray Ring, Jun 26, 2011

  • Current

    The annual spring cleaning of its irrigation ditch brings tiny El Cerrito, N.M., together to work and celebrate.

    by Sierra Crane-Murdoch and Sharon Stewart, Jun 17, 2011

  • Book Reviews

    Ken Lamberton explores a Southwestern desert landscape in Dry River: Stores of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz.

    by Erica Olsen, Jun 13, 2011

  • Writers on the Range

    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.

    by Paul VanDevelder, May 26, 2011

  • Feature

    Both Indians and whites battle diabetes on the Klamath watershed, where dam building ended the salmon runs that once kept the First People alive.

    by Diana Hartel, May 25, 2011

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