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.
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
Could doing chores save the world?
Could doing chores save the world?
While living at a remote commune in the wilds of New Mexico, author Emily Schosid learned what real sustainability means. And it’s not at all what you’d expect.
Lessons From the Musselshell: small steps toward recovery
Ranchers try to make sense of the alphabet soup of grants, loans, and regulations affecting their recovery efforts
Conserving water makes more sense than moving it around
Conserving water makes more sense than moving it around
It makes both ecological and economic sense to try to use water more efficiently, rather than gamble on high-stakes, ill-advised, expensive water diversion schemes.
A Colorado newspaperman fights for his valley's water
A Colorado newspaperman fights for his valley's water
Bob Rawlings, publisher of the Pueblo Chieftain, has battled for decades to bring water to southeastern Colorado and, once it's there, to keep it no matter what.
Desert Water for Coastal Lawns?
A plan to mine water from a Mojave Desert aquifer has infuriated environmental groups
Colorado's only full-time water reporter
Colorado's only full-time water reporter
Journalist Chris Woodka tries to bring unbiased water coverage to the pages of the Pueblo Chieftain.
Colorado water diversions, urban and rural
Colorado water diversions, urban and rural
Colorado's Front Range and Western Slope communities and farms have always wrangled over the water produced high in the Rocky Mountains.
Lessons from the Musselshell: the aftermath
Ranchers along Montana's Musselshell River had a long way to go after floods damaged their fields and equipment