The brine-shrimp industry of Great Salt Lake has helped put that misunderstood ecosystem under a microscope; can the lake be saved from its history of abuse and a rapidly increasing population around it?
As Nevada's Walker Lake gets smaller and saltier, the Paiute tribe, local farmers and the BLM wrestle over water rights and wonder how to keep the threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout alive without destroying the area's economy.
Two proposed power plants in Post Falls, Idaho, have locals, business leaders and environmentalists coming together to block what could have a detrimental effect on the drinking water for more than 400,000 people in northern Idaho and eastern Washington.
A serious drought in the Colorado River watershed has California and Arizona wondering where the water will come from.
In an attempt to stem particulate air pollution caused by dust from California's dry Owens Lake, water is being returned to the lake bed for the first time in 90 years.
An Alaska company's much-mocked plan to haul bags of water 400 miles along the California coast is really no crazier than the things California has come up with in its search for water.
The Colorado Legislature is mulling over a bill that would allow farmers and cities to retain rights to any water they leave instream for fish and boaters.
A controversial National Academy of Sciences report on Oregon's Klamath Basin states that federal biologists had no scientific basis to withhold water from farmers to protect endangered fish.
A journey down the Lower Rio Grande through Texas and Mexico finds a sometimes-waterless river that faces a host of environmental, agricultural and human problems.