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NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT IN THE WEST

Essay: Ba’a

Essay: Ba’a

Dec 23, 2014

Water is Life

I was fortunate to grow up on the banks of Trout Creek, one of the many streams winding its way out of the Wind River Mountains onto mile-high flatlands and eventually to the lower elevations of the Big Wind River, if you consider 4,000 to 5,000 feet to be low.

One Irrigator’s Waste is Another’s Supply

One Irrigator’s Waste is Another’s Supply

Dec 23, 2014

Upstream Efficiencies Mean Less Water For Downstream Users in Nebraska’s Panhandle

On a warm summer morning in western Nebraska, 77-year-old farmer Bob Busch stood next to a sugar beet field in a worn denim shirt

Supercomputer-Powered Model Improves Water Planning

Supercomputer-Powered Model Improves Water Planning

Dec 23, 2014

A Hi-Resolution Hydrologic Model Peers into the Future of Western Water

Inside the University of Wyoming’s 3-D visualization cave, winter is coming.

Aquifer Recharge

Aquifer Recharge

Dec 23, 2014

Underground Storage Could Help Cities Sustain Water Supplies

In 2009 Lytle Water Solutions, LLC, a geology consulting firm, constructed a small, rectangular basin in a groundwater well field outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Healing Sick Rivers

Healing Sick Rivers

Dec 23, 2014

Encampment River Case Study

A front loader picks up massive boulders as if they are pebbles. A bulldozer shoves rocks into a mound. High-pitched beeps ebb and flow as the machinery works back and forth.