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.
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
Kayaking memories on the White Salmon River
Kayaking memories on the White Salmon River
Will all of a kayaker's memories of Washington's White Salmon River change once the river changes, now that Condit Dam is gone?
Selling water to the highest bidder
Economists, looking to Australia, float a market-based system for the Colorado Basin
The Colorado River and Big Daddy drought
Low snowfall = less water = more stress, in the seven states fed by the Colorado River
Balancing fish and farms on a Washington estuary
Balancing fish and farms on a Washington estuary
A restoration effort at Fisher Slough in Washington's Skagit River Delta has encouraged cooperation between farmers and environmentalists - and might even help endangered chinook salmon.
Friday new roundup: froze-to-death hot springs
Pronghorn passage and environmental justice
Lost and found waterways
Lost and found waterways
Rediscovering the forgotten rivers and streams of Los Angeles and Tucson.
Friday news roundup: Water's the word in Western news
Good salmon season expected, California's water-related climate readiness questioned