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.
A protected river is still vulnerable to oil spills
Excerpt from “The Ogallala Road”
Excerpt from “The Ogallala Road”
An author returns to a family farm in Kansas to explore drought and depletion.
Rain watch
Rain watch
What to expect from the likely El Niño summer across the West.
Drought watch
Drought watch
A summary of drought conditions across the region.
Peak water
Peak water
The vexing nature of California’s water crisis.
Will big snowpack bring floods to Colorado Front Range?
Planners gird for more woes after major snows.
The Colorado River’s reunion with its usually bone-dry Delta
A long-submerged town becomes visible
A long-submerged town becomes visible
Water recedes under drought conditions and reveals a lost California community.
Will our 'dam nation' free its rivers?
Will our 'dam nation' free its rivers?
A new film explores a growing movement to remove dams that have outlived their usefulness.
How we export our water to Asia
How we export our water to Asia
A precious resource leaves the West in the form of alfalfa hay.