Roaring. Burbling. Lapping. Still.

Crystal clear. Deep green. Bottomless blue. Murky red.

Free-flowing. Appropriated. Frozen. Impounded.

No matter what form it takes, water is a precious commodity in the arid U.S. West. From urban water supplies to popular recreational pastimes, the Center of the American West explores the complex issues that bubble up around this precious resource.

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