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"H ow are we going to survive this year with the warmest, driest winter ever and a population we have never had before? The answer is that we need to focus on conservation and being more efficient. But we will make it because of dams and reservoirs that have been built. The storage from those dams is critical to support our lifestyle and the economy we have built. Any responsible person would say it is not reasonable in any stretch of the imagination [to dismantle dams]."

Richard Bay, CEO of the Jordan Valley Water Conservation District in Utah, taking a decidedly different view from Daniel Beard, a former Bureau of Reclamation official, who advocates for the removal of Glen Canyon Dam in his new book.
- Salt Lake Tribune

On The Bookshelf

Mountain West Perspectives
Montana's two-year colleges revamp education to meet changing workplace demands


A Look Ahead
Western Governors Association's Drought ForumRegister now for these webinars:

    April 8: “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Why Variation in Hydrology and Legal Structures means that Drought Looks Different across the West”

April 1-May 1: Water in the American West, a free, online college level course, offered by The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and Western Water Assessment at the University of Colorado. Register now.

Mountain West Voices
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