Water

Colorado's water plan: an end to mega projects?
Colorado's water plan: an end to mega projects?
The latest draft of the plan sets strict guidelines for approving new diversions over the Rocky Mountains.
Whitewater parks: an unlikely drought bailout
Whitewater parks: an unlikely drought bailout
Expensive artificial wave features can ease dry times for river economies.
Drought bill aims to build dams to alleviate water shortages
Drought bill aims to build dams to alleviate water shortages
Despite the drought, agriculture in California is in better shape than you might think.
River of no return
River of no return
Seattle’s Duwamish has been straightened, dredged and heavily polluted. Can a Superfund cleanup bring it back to life?
Let's protect all our nation's water
Let's protect all our nation's water
Is the Clean Water Act under attack?
Is the Clean Water Act under attack?
Big Ag wants rollbacks in fundamental legislation.
Duwamish sludge, from source to sink
Duwamish sludge, from source to sink
A close look at ‘Seattle’s toilet’
Which tributaries should be protected like the rivers they feed?
Which tributaries should be protected like the rivers they feed?
New rules may help regulators enforce an ambiguous law.
New Mexico is getting lucky so far this fire season
The Latest: After a long battle, agreement for the Klamath
The Latest: After a long battle, agreement for the Klamath
Tribes, greens, farmers come to consensus; dams may eventually be removed.
A protected river is still vulnerable to oil spills
Excerpt from “The Ogallala Road”
Excerpt from “The Ogallala Road”
An author returns to a family farm in Kansas to explore drought and depletion.
Rain watch
Rain watch
What to expect from the likely El Niño summer across the West.
Drought watch
Drought watch
A summary of drought conditions across the region.
Peak water
Peak water
The vexing nature of California’s water crisis.
Will big snowpack bring floods to Colorado Front Range?
Planners gird for more woes after major snows.
The Colorado River’s reunion with its usually bone-dry Delta
A long-submerged town becomes visible
A long-submerged town becomes visible
Water recedes under drought conditions and reveals a lost California community.
Will our 'dam nation' free its rivers?
Will our 'dam nation' free its rivers?
A new film explores a growing movement to remove dams that have outlived their usefulness.
How we export our water to Asia
How we export our water to Asia
A precious resource leaves the West in the form of alfalfa hay.
The Latest: Colorado River Delta update
The Latest: Colorado River Delta update
Will an eight-week long experimental flood help restore an ecosystem?