Water

Weather dispatch from Wrangell, Alaska: Drought in the rainforest?
Weather dispatch from Wrangell, Alaska: Drought in the rainforest?
As Southwest states were pummeled with rain, Southeast Alaska dries out.
More waterways likely protected under new EPA rule
More waterways likely protected under new EPA rule
The controversial Clean Water Act rule protects tributaries with any sign of water, no matter the flow.
Rains bring incomplete drought relief to parts of Southwest
Rains bring incomplete drought relief to parts of Southwest
Snowpack is above normal in spots, but doesn't make up for its lack earlier in the year.
Severe drought forces a moment of truth for the Klamath
Severe drought forces a moment of truth for the Klamath
Irrigation shutoffs in the river's upper basin may finally help move a historic water deal on the Oregon-California border.
What’s in the water in Woods Cross?
What’s in the water in Woods Cross?
A Salt Lake City suburb weighs environmental risk as it grapples with drinking water contamination
Climate-forced water planning in Washington’s Yakima Valley
Climate-forced water planning in Washington’s Yakima Valley
Prepping for future climate change means fixing past mistakes
A new report says we're draining our aquifers faster than ever
A new report says we're draining our aquifers faster than ever
A startling history of groundwater usage across the West
Groundwater depletion of six Western aquifers over time
Groundwater depletion of six Western aquifers over time
Graphs show the depletion of six Western aquifers from 1900 to 2010
Groundwater depletion around the West
Groundwater depletion around the West
An infographic detailing groundwater depletion across the west
Glen Canyon Dam’s evaporating hydropower
As water levels in Lake Powell drop, what will happen to electricity generation?
Massive California water transfer to continue
A judge upholds the Imperial Valley-San Diego water transfer, despite concerns about the Salton Sea
Map: California's Central Valley
Map: California's Central Valley
A map of California's Central Valley.
California farm communities suffer tainted drinking water
California farm communities suffer tainted drinking water
In California's agricultural hub, the Central Valley, Latino communities fight for clean water.
Sequestration sinks stream gauges
Sequestration sinks stream gauges
Budget cuts force the U.S. Geological Survey to idle gauges across the country.
People are very much a part of HCN's environmental coverage
People are very much a part of HCN's environmental coverage
Latino farmworker communities in California's Central Valley suffer from polluted drinking water -- and High Country News can't ignore it.
Dry news from the water mines
We're sucking up groundwater faster than ever
New Mexico on fire
From wildfire to starving wildlife, the effects of sustained drought are coming into sharper focus
Book review: Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River
Book review: Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River
A review of Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River, edited by Ellen McMahon, Ander Monson and Beth Weinstein
The Latest: Pumping Arizona's rivers dry?
The Latest: Pumping Arizona's rivers dry?
The state water board gives the go-ahead to a groundwater pumping project that could harm the San Pedro River
Another water-short year in the Southwest is taking its toll
Another water-short year in the Southwest is taking its toll
Generous spring snow storms were a momentary, if welcome, distraction from the region's real weather story: drought.
Boundary water disputes
Groups concerned with pollution on the Kootenai River turn to the International Joint Commission