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Droughts threaten one of the Southwest power grid’s biggest electricity generators
As Lake Powell’s surface level continues to drop, Glen Canyon Dam may no longer be able to generate hydropower.
What beavers, nature’s engineers, can teach us about managing water
From droughts to floods, beaver architecture could offer lessons for climate resilience.
Dam reservoirs may be much bigger sources of carbon emissions than we thought
We thought dams were good for the environment, but they may actually release immense amounts of carbon.
They tried to tame the Klamath River. They filled it with toxic algae instead.
A century of development has fueled harmful blooms along the Klamath River in northern California. Now, the native Karuk tribe and its allies are trying to undo the damage.
Michigan’s dam failures are just a small part of America’s aging infrastructure problem
More than 15,000 of the 90,000 dams listed in the national inventory are designated as having high hazard potential.
Most large rivers don’t flow freely anymore
A new study shows just how few waterways move unimpeded to the ocean.
Dams on the Amazon River could have widespread, devastating impacts—and we keep building more of them
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Colorado River Delta To Get Colorado River Water For First Time In Years
U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed to release a little bit of water to restore some of the delta habitat.