Water

Commission to decide on Gila River’s fate
Commission to decide on Gila River’s fate
Approval for a diversion expected Monday despite broad criticism.
Residential wells run completely dry in the Central Valley
Residential wells run completely dry in the Central Valley
The drought is not an abstract threat for families in Porterville, California.
Water use is lower than it's been in 45 years
Water use is lower than it's been in 45 years
U.S. population has grown by 105 million people since 1970, yet we somehow shrank our water footprint.
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.
Oregon ignores logging road runoff, to the peril of native fish
Oregon ignores logging road runoff, to the peril of native fish
Oregon has long refused to regulate sediment runoff from logging roads as pollution under the Clean Water Act. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide what the state should do.
West Coast trawlers spare the little fish
A new catch share program for groundfish appears to reduce the number of unwanted fish picked up in trawls
Mutualism on the Colorado River
How water managers are like tubeworms
Documenting drought from the ground up
The Drought Impact Reporter collects the human stories behind severe drought
Getting serious about fresh water with Jay Famiglietti
The UC hydrologist points out how little we know about our water reserves
Pipeline plans
A new report from NRDC says water-moving schemes may prove expensive and unreliable.
Learning a landscape by tracking its rivers
Learning a landscape by tracking its rivers
A newcomer to Montana tries to understand the state's place in the West by figuring where its rivers flow.
Water to the people
Reforming Colorado water law in the public interest