Water

As sediment builds, one dam faces its comeuppance
As sediment builds, one dam faces its comeuppance
Officials at a Colorado reservoir are reckoning with decades of accumulation.
Trump’s BLM removes a hurdle for controversial Cadiz project
Trump’s BLM removes a hurdle for controversial Cadiz project
The Mojave Desert project moves forward without typical environmental review.
One in 30 wells in the West failed in recent years
One in 30 wells in the West failed in recent years
New research shows just how many wells ran dry between 2013 and 2015.
Beaver and restoration - the rest of the story
To restore western watersheds the health of forest soil must also be restored.
What the FRAC do we know?
Congress introduces two bills to oversee hydraulic fracturing.
Urban Creeks 2.0
Urban Creeks 2.0
In San Francisco's East Bay, activists try to reconnect impoverished communities with their local waterways.
Rebooting Urban Watersheds
Rebooting Urban Watersheds
In California, grassroots activists work to restore damaged East Bay waterways and the impoverished communities that surround them.
Whoosh! Down it comes!
State of the Gunnison River meeting.
When neighbors become cops
When neighbors become cops
As mandatory water conservation becomes more common in the West, many communities are asking residents to report water-wasters.
Poor Lake Powell
Dreams of a full reservoir dashed again
The cost of progress
Five extraordinary women tested for seventy-five peculiar toxins.
Deadly efficiency
The All-American Canal finally lives up to its name.
Salmon Salvation
Salmon Salvation
Obama’s new political order, backed by the legal acumen of Judge James Redden, may help the Northwest’s salmon survive and end the era of the Lower Snake River dams.
Water world
Exploring the planet’s most precious resource – on Hopi terms.
Water, wine and marijuana
Illegal water use conflicts percolate on California’s Northcoast.
California's Central Water War Heats Up
Irrigators and allies will march April 14-17
The Water Theft Bill
Coalbed methane companies have all the fun.
Must our water always flow uphill toward money?
Must our water always flow uphill toward money?
Bottled water is a silly idea anyway, but Nestle’s plans to bottle spring water from the high desert of Chaffee County, Colo., are beyond absurd.
A flick of the wrist...
The Navajo-Gallup Water Project is on its way.
Fire from the faucet
Colo. residents find methane in their kitchen sinks.
Shale tests the waters
Upper Colorado claim draws out the stakeholders.
Dwindling supplies inflame water wars
Dwindling supplies inflame water wars
Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but Coloradoans may soon find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.
Western water woes
HCN editor interviewed.