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A River Recovering: Australia’s Upper Snowy River

By Kelvin Montagu You could hear the roar. It reverberated between the soaring ridges of the Byadbo Wilderness in Australia’s Kosciusko National Park. The sound of nature’s raw power as sixty thousand tonnes of water each hour crashed down the Snowy Falls. It was a sound few had heard in the last forty years as…

In Search of a Groundwater Policy on Behalf of Rivers

By Andrew Fahlund and Rebecca Nelson You don’t expect to see water in the highest, biggest mountain desert in North America—the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado.  But it’s there. Two major aquifers support ephemeral lakes, wetlands, springs, and a broad, dense patchwork of farms—the highest farmland in the U.S.  The Rio Grande also winds through…