Water

Trump’s BLM clears a hurdle for controversial Cadiz project
Trump’s BLM clears 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.
‘Diabolical’ mussels begin their march into Montana
‘Diabolical’ mussels begin their march into Montana
Divisions between state and tribal agencies could keep the door open for a most unwelcome visitor.
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.
A loss for Klamath dam and water deals
Changes in dam operations to mitigate terrible water quality are now likely
Tell me sweet little lies...
Doublespeak in the bottled water industry.
Welcome to the era of scarcity
Welcome to the era of scarcity
Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but as the snowpack shrinks, Coloradoans are going to find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.
How low will it go?
How low will it go?
If Eric Kuhn is right about the Colorado River, then the state faces a dry and difficult future of fighting for water.
Mo' Money...
...mo' solutions?
TBD stands for...
...Texas Billionaire Developer.
The Cone of Uncertainty
We don't know jack about how climate change will affect the Colorado Basin.
Woman on the water
Heather Wylie talks about taking on the feds and floating the L.A. River.
Water buffaloes in the mist
Time to move over, guys -- the Colorado watering hole is getting crowded.
Non-navigable River Blues
Non-navigable River Blues
An obscure legal ruling muddied U.S. water-protection standards, leaving Western intermittent streams and rivers unprotected.
California salmon slip under the wire
A plan to remove five dams on Battle Creek gets the go-ahead -- just in time.
Shell game
Oil shale speculation on the western slope may rearrange Colorado water rights in unexpected ways.
That dam economy again?
Feds shut down Yakima Black Rock Reservoir proposal over cost concerns.
California water conflicts heat up
Calls for reform, lawsuits, illegal diversions and another drought year
Desperate measures
Desperate measures
Over the years, Westerners have come up with a lot of wacky schemes to get more water.
Ultimate solution?
Southern California wants to use desalination to increase its water supply, but critics think the idea needs to be taken with a grain of salt.