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Tribal Water Planning

Sept. 11, 2020 – In the western United States, rivers like the Colorado River and the Rio Grande were carved up under compacts in the early twentieth century, long before tribes had a say in how rivers would be managed. Even though tribes hold the oldest and most senior water rights, they still don’t always…

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January 10, 2020 – In this month’s installment of Our Land, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus sits down with John Fleck, co-author of the new book “Science Be Dammed: How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River.” Along with Eric Kuhn, Fleck looks back at the beginning of the West’s attempt to apportion the water in…

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