Water

The water czar who reshaped Colorado River politics
The water czar who reshaped Colorado River politics
Las Vegas’ Pat Mulroy initiated an era of deal-making that may buffer against catastrophic drought.
Keeping the dust down in California’s Owens Valley
Keeping the dust down in California’s Owens Valley
A civil engineer battles Los Angeles over its air pollution legacy.
Latest: California fracking companies inject protected aquifers with wastewater
Latest: California fracking companies inject protected aquifers with wastewater
EPA found that state regulators allowed 2,500 to be contaminated.
When Robert Redford speaks, I listen
A new documentary uses star power to tackle water issues in the West
Desert solitaire: Las Vegas bets big on rural water
In the high stakes game of Western water supply, Las Vegas doubles down
Pipe conflict
Feds give go-ahead for controversial groundwater pipeline to feed Las Vegas
The cloud seeding believers
Southwest states drop dollars to make it snow in CO, WY and UT
A ride with a Bakken water trucker
A ride with a Bakken water trucker
Reporter Nicholas Kusnetz rides along with Mike Reynolds, who left his logging business in Washington State to work trucking water to the Bakken's oil fields.
The Bakken oil play spurs a booming business -- in water
The Bakken oil play spurs a booming business -- in water
Hydraulic fracturing's extraordinary appetite for water is creating friction between North Dakota's farmers and drillers.
Oregon ignores logging road runoff, to the peril of native fish
Oregon ignores logging road runoff, to the peril of native fish
Oregon has long refused to regulate sediment runoff from logging roads as pollution under the Clean Water Act. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide what the state should do.
West Coast trawlers spare the little fish
A new catch share program for groundfish appears to reduce the number of unwanted fish picked up in trawls
Mutualism on the Colorado River
How water managers are like tubeworms
Documenting drought from the ground up
The Drought Impact Reporter collects the human stories behind severe drought