An obscure legal ruling muddied U.S. water-protection standards, leaving Western intermittent streams and rivers unprotected.
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.
Westerners shouldn’t panic about the recent economic meltdown; our region has always cycled from boom to bust and back again.
California is enthusiastic about creating “water banks” to help the state’s cities weather future droughts.
Rainwater harvesting is against the law in many Western states, but folks in Utah, Colorado and Washington want to change that.
In Washington’s Yakima Valley and in northern Colorado, water developers want to build kindler, gentler “off-channel” reservoirs.