Water

Diversion plans for the Gila would have major impact, critics say
Diversion plans for the Gila would have major impact, critics say
Small and medium-sized flows could be most affected.
A dam difficult job
A dam difficult job
California’s drought through the eyes of a water manager.
Shaken and stirred in California's recent earthquake
Shaken and stirred in California's recent earthquake
How seismic events can make drought impacts worse.
The cloud seeding believers
Southwest states drop dollars to make it snow in CO, WY and UT
A ride with a Bakken water trucker
A ride with a Bakken water trucker
Reporter Nicholas Kusnetz rides along with Mike Reynolds, who left his logging business in Washington State to work trucking water to the Bakken's oil fields.
The Bakken oil play spurs a booming business -- in water
The Bakken oil play spurs a booming business -- in water
Hydraulic fracturing's extraordinary appetite for water is creating friction between North Dakota's farmers and drillers.
Oregon ignores logging road runoff, to the peril of native fish
Oregon ignores logging road runoff, to the peril of native fish
Oregon has long refused to regulate sediment runoff from logging roads as pollution under the Clean Water Act. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide what the state should do.
West Coast trawlers spare the little fish
A new catch share program for groundfish appears to reduce the number of unwanted fish picked up in trawls
Mutualism on the Colorado River
How water managers are like tubeworms
Documenting drought from the ground up
The Drought Impact Reporter collects the human stories behind severe drought
Getting serious about fresh water with Jay Famiglietti
The UC hydrologist points out how little we know about our water reserves
Pipeline plans
A new report from NRDC says water-moving schemes may prove expensive and unreliable.
Learning a landscape by tracking its rivers
Learning a landscape by tracking its rivers
A newcomer to Montana tries to understand the state's place in the West by figuring where its rivers flow.