Water

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.
Should the Bureau of Reclamation be abolished?
Should the Bureau of Reclamation be abolished?
Former Reclamation Commissioner Daniel Beard tells how defunct water policy, and the bureau itself, contribute to drought.
California has one year of water left: Hype or reality?
California has one year of water left: Hype or reality?
When a NASA scientist speaks in blunt terms about water supply, other scientists take notice.
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
Water wins
U.S. and Mexico sign Colorado River deal
The war on New Mexico's water
The governor's political appointees are dismantling environmental protections