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Ruminating on water and energy

Ruminating on water and energy

Colorado and the West have plenty of reasons to talk about both energy and water, but usually those conversations occur in separate rooms. An attempt to bring them together by historian Patty Limerick had much the same result, as she herself acknowledged.

Prowling the bowels of Hoover Dam

Prowling the bowels of Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam’s hydroelectric generation was very important when the dam was completed in 1936, helping Los Angeles became a great city. Can Hoover Dam and Lake Mead become a giant battery tries to become 100% renewable powered?

Facts be damned, they intended to divvy up the river as they saw fit

Facts be damned, they intended to divvy up the river as they saw fit

In “Science Be Dammed,” Eric Kuhn and John Fleck explain how the foundations for water allocations of the last century were premised on flawed assumptions, and that these assumptions were made disregard of the best science then available. Draw your own conclusions about the lessons applicable to the present.

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