Water

An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
The river’s future may include longer droughts, larger floods and shrinking snowpack.
From saltwater to drinking water?
From saltwater to drinking water?
California considers desalination as a remedy for water woes
Flash flood chaser
Flash flood chaser
One man’s obsession improves forecasting in southern Utah.
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.
Tunneling under California's Bay Delta water wars
Tunneling under California's Bay Delta water wars
Environmentalists and fishermen have panned past versions of Gov. Jerry Brown's new proposal for water export tunnels, but it might actually help endangered fish.
When Robert Redford speaks, I listen
A new documentary uses star power to tackle water issues in the West
Desert solitaire: Las Vegas bets big on rural water
In the high stakes game of Western water supply, Las Vegas doubles down
Pipe conflict
Feds give go-ahead for controversial groundwater pipeline to feed Las Vegas
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.