Water

As Lake Mead sinks, states agree to more drastic water cuts
As Lake Mead sinks, states agree to more drastic water cuts
California, Arizona and Nevada are back in negotiations about the dwindling Colorado River water supply.
Silverton’s Gold King reckoning
Silverton’s Gold King reckoning
How the Animas River disaster forced Silverton to face its pollution problem — and its destiny.
A Gold King Mine Timeline
A Gold King Mine Timeline
A tangled history of profit, tragedy and unfulfilled dreams.
How much money is a healthy ecosystem worth?
Summer rains in a drought-plagued state
Summer rains in a drought-plagued state
How much does a monsoon season relieve drought?
The prickly pear as California crop
The prickly pear as California crop
Can an overlooked succulent help salvage toxic soils?
How much water goes into your food?
How much water goes into your food?
Growing everyday food items requires a surprising amount of water.
Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River
Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River
As Big Ag flourishes, this massive waterway suffers.
Is Canada's massive mine waste spill a sign of things to come?
Fracking without fresh water
Fracking without fresh water
A Texas oil company looks for other ways to supply its water needs.
Glacier tourists to get a dose of climate education in Alaska
Glacier tourists to get a dose of climate education in Alaska
What a melting glacier can teach cruise ship passengers.
To protect hydropower, utilities will pay Colorado River water users to conserve
Snake River map
Snake River map
Was the fatal thunderstorm in California a climate phenomenon?
Colorado water users gird for first statewide plan
Colorado River Basin groundwater levels drop even faster than reservoirs
Washington’s new clean-water plan is a mixed bag
California gears up to fine water wasters: Should we turn our neighbors in?
The water-energy nexus could become a collision in a warming world
Lake Mead watch: At lowest levels since 1937
My town wasted scarce water for a celebration
Reflecting on groundwater from the Owens Valley Watershed
Reflecting on groundwater from the Owens Valley Watershed
Growing up in the high desert, I learned water doesn't just fall from the sky.
Divers explore national parks' underwater treasures
Divers explore national parks' underwater treasures
The last frontier of the national parks lies underwater.