Water

Drought damages trees' ability to store carbon
Drought damages trees' ability to store carbon
How long-term forest health is compromised years after dry-spells.
Colorado's water plan: an end to mega projects?
Colorado's water plan: an end to mega projects?
The latest draft of the plan sets strict guidelines for approving new diversions over the Rocky Mountains.
Whitewater parks: an unlikely drought bailout
Whitewater parks: an unlikely drought bailout
Expensive artificial wave features can ease dry times for river economies.
KDNK Radio and Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock on Front Range floods
KDNK Radio and Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock on Front Range floods
Recovery efforts in the town of Lyons and in other affected communities are ongoing.
Rants from the Hill: Seashells on Desert Mountaintops
A story of the old earth and its young inhabitants.
A world beneath Lake Powell is being resurrected
A world beneath Lake Powell is being resurrected
Drought in the Colorado River Basin reveals unseen marvels.
Green slime – coming soon to a lake near you?
Toxic algae blooms, the result of warmer temperatures, ag and septic runoff, are fouling lakes and ponds across America. Yuck.
Severe drought forces a moment of truth for the Klamath
Severe drought forces a moment of truth for the Klamath
Irrigation shutoffs in the river's upper basin may finally help move a historic water deal on the Oregon-California border.
What’s in the water in Woods Cross?
What’s in the water in Woods Cross?
A Salt Lake City suburb weighs environmental risk as it grapples with drinking water contamination
Climate-forced water planning in Washington’s Yakima Valley
Climate-forced water planning in Washington’s Yakima Valley
Prepping for future climate change means fixing past mistakes
A new report says we're draining our aquifers faster than ever
A new report says we're draining our aquifers faster than ever
A startling history of groundwater usage across the West
Groundwater depletion of six Western aquifers over time
Groundwater depletion of six Western aquifers over time
Graphs show the depletion of six Western aquifers from 1900 to 2010
Groundwater depletion around the West
Groundwater depletion around the West
An infographic detailing groundwater depletion across the west
Glen Canyon Dam’s evaporating hydropower
As water levels in Lake Powell drop, what will happen to electricity generation?
Massive California water transfer to continue
A judge upholds the Imperial Valley-San Diego water transfer, despite concerns about the Salton Sea
Map: California's Central Valley
Map: California's Central Valley
A map of California's Central Valley.
California farm communities suffer tainted drinking water
California farm communities suffer tainted drinking water
In California's agricultural hub, the Central Valley, Latino communities fight for clean water.
Sequestration sinks stream gauges
Sequestration sinks stream gauges
Budget cuts force the U.S. Geological Survey to idle gauges across the country.
People are very much a part of HCN's environmental coverage
People are very much a part of HCN's environmental coverage
Latino farmworker communities in California's Central Valley suffer from polluted drinking water -- and High Country News can't ignore it.