Water

Snapshot of a drought in progress
Snapshot of a drought in progress
Southwest Colorado's snowpack is dismal and melting fast.
Tribal water compact moving through Montana legislature
Tribal water compact moving through Montana legislature
But the bill stirs up longstanding criticism of basic tribal sovereignty.
Drought persists in the Northwest, despite winter rains
Drought persists in the Northwest, despite winter rains
Water supplies and drought outlooks are grim in most Western states.
Big water projects should make Westerners nervous
Big water projects should make Westerners nervous
Demand for water is falling, so why are we going forward with giant water projects?
BLM okays controversial Nevada water pipeline
Las Vegas can pump groundwater from rural Nevada and pipe it across federal land
Fighting development in floodplains
Fighting development in floodplains
Conservationists challenge insurance program that harms salmon and other endangered species.
A review of Last Water on the Devil’s Highway: A cultural and natural history of Tinajas Altas
A review of Last Water on the Devil’s Highway: A cultural and natural history of Tinajas Altas
The story of a waterhole that, for centuries, has kept travelers from death as they passed through the desert.
Western water, in poetry and policy: A review of Dam Nation
Western water, in poetry and policy: A review of Dam Nation
Stephen Grace’s new book explains the intricacies of Western water policy -- in a poetic way.
Flood insurance lawsuits against FEMA in Western states
The End is nigh (or at least it's really dry)
An update on the drought situation in the West
Producing more power means using more water
Producing more power means using more water
Federal agencies often overlook the tight relationship between energy production and water use.
U.S. water use, current and projected
U.S. water use, current and projected
Graphs displaying water use by category.
Of water and dust
The latest on the Colorado River and California's Owens Lake