Water

Commission to decide on Gila River’s fate
Commission to decide on Gila River’s fate
Approval for a diversion expected Monday despite broad criticism.
Residential wells run completely dry in the Central Valley
Residential wells run completely dry in the Central Valley
The drought is not an abstract threat for families in Porterville, California.
Water use is lower than it's been in 45 years
Water use is lower than it's been in 45 years
U.S. population has grown by 105 million people since 1970, yet we somehow shrank our water footprint.
Water wins
U.S. and Mexico sign Colorado River deal
The war on New Mexico's water
The governor's political appointees are dismantling environmental protections
The water project that wouldn't die
The Animas-La Plata project in southwestern Colorado nears completion, 70 years after it started
Is the future of Western water in jeopardy?
Texas wants us to think so, but probably not
The true believer and the skeptic: A review of River Republic and A Ditch in Time
The true believer and the skeptic: A review of River Republic and A Ditch in Time
Two optimistic new books discuss aging water infrastructure in the West.
Enviros worry about Utah tar sands water pollution
Group challenges ruling exempting mine from water pollution monitoring
Chinook salmon come home to Elwha River
Native fish head upstream in wake of dam removal
New podcast, all about drought
An oral history of the 1950s drought, and a new study on the 2000 - 2004 drought, and how it stacks up against what we can expect in the future
West of 100: Droughts past, present and future
West of 100: Droughts past, present and future
An oral history of the 1950s drought in West Texas, and a look at what the 2000 to 2004 drought could portend for the future.
Map of proposed Bay Delta tunnels
Map of proposed Bay Delta tunnels
Two new tunnels would take fresh Sacramento River water beneath the Delta instead of allowing its full flow to enter the more brackish Delta.