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Decades of groundwater pumping have left one of the San Luis Valley aquifers in a perilous state. To restore its health — and the foundation of the local economy — valley leaders are developing a plan to pay farmers to fallow up to 16,000 hectares. But with commodity prices soaring, will anyone go for it, or will the state have to step in?

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Au Sable River

Court blocks dumping into a popular fly-fishing stream, sets precedent to protect Michigan waters from pollution.

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Jonathan Waterman has lived for five months on the waters of the Colorado River–he’s paddled its length and then walked when the river ran out.

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breaking point

Completed in 1935, Hoover Dam supplies electricity to 29 million people in Arizona, California and Nevada.

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Power plant that moves torrent of water uphill considers closing

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What happens if Lake Mead drops too low to generate electricity at Hoover Dam?

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A proposed bill that declares Michigan’s groundwater a “public trust” has set off a storm of controversy, with opponents claiming that the legislation would expose property owners to new state fees.

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Water Department cuts connections to thousands of city’s poor.

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While Waukesha’s request is the first major test of the Great Lakes Compact, the county supervisor opposes the plan.

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A program that pays ranchers to use pastures as water-retention ponds could provide one-sixth of the water needed to restore the Everglades for a fraction of the cost of current treatments, according to program proponents.

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Plans for a major freshwater pipeline for the Las Vegas Valley hit a legal roadblock.
A ruling from Nevada’s Supreme Court last week has threatened the fate of a massive pipeline project once hailed as critical to Las Vegas’ freshwater supply

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City officials in Waukesha, Wisconsin spelled out why they need Great Lakes water to replace their radium-contaminated city water wells Thursday, and why tapping into the world’s largest freshwater supply makes more sense than drilling more wells.

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Colorado’s potential water demand from a proposed water pipeline originating in Wyoming is 50 percent more than the amount proposed for delivery, according to documents submitted yesterday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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