In an increasingly arid West, snow-making becomes a more important component of a ski area’s operating plan. But they need water to make snow, and getting it isn’t always easy.
by J.R. Logan,
Mar 04, 2013
A federal agency asserts its water rights to the San Pedro river in a case that might eventually lead to limits on growth in Arizona.
by Tony Davis,
Feb 20, 2013
A wet winter postpones the declaration of a shortage on
the Colorado River as the Upper and Lower Basin states continue to
squabble over long-strategy for dealing with the region's
by Matt Jenkins,
May 16, 2005
Bob Rawlings, publisher of the Pueblo Chieftain, has battled for decades to bring water to southeastern Colorado and, once it's there, to keep it no matter what.
by Matt Jenkins,
Mar 26, 2012
Colorado's Front Range and Western Slope communities and farms have always wrangled over the water produced high in the Rocky Mountains.
by Sarah Gilman,
Mar 18, 2012
In a special summer reading issue, HCN
dishes up a science fiction story that imagines life in the
Southwest in 2030 or so, when "Big Daddy Drought" is in full
stride, and California claims all water
by Greg Hanscom,
Jun 26, 2006
Montana’s Supreme Court rules that groundwater and
surface water are connected, in a ruling that will affect water
rights and development across the state
by Stephanie Paige Ogburn,
May 29, 2006
A new proposal to send Mississippi River water out West is both insane and entirely possible, given the outrageous water schemes of the past.
by Craig Rowe,
Sep 29, 2011
The Yellowstone River Compact may not protect Montanans who rely on the Tongue River’s water.
by Sierra Crane-Murdoch,
May 20, 2011
Indian tribes were left out of the negotiations that
divvied up the Colorado River in 1922, but it’s no longer
possible to ignore them – particularly in the case of the
by Jonathan Thompson,
Mar 17, 2008