Contributing editor Matt Jenkins talks about California's Westlands Water District and the complicated water politics of the West.
California's Westlands irrigation district wants to blame the tiny and endangered Delta smelt for its water troubles, but the real culprit is simply long-term drought.
Western water agencies reluctantly confront the fact that there’s simply not enough water to go around.
Steve Haze is determined to restore California's long-vanished Tulare Lake, and now it seems that his dream might finally come true.
A threat to Catron County's groundwater brings conservative ranchers and liberal newcomers together.
Norris Hundley's magisterial Water in the West is back in print to enlighten readers about water politics, especially the Colorado River Compact.
In dry eastern Washington, small farmers resent a corporate feedlot’s access to scarce water supplies.
Unregulated domestic wells are straining water supplies in Washington’s Yakima Valley and throughout the West.
In 2003, Colorado's Grand Ditch was breached, causing flood damage to the Upper Colorado River and to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Science writer Madeleine Nash talks about the importance of the Great Basin's springs, with photos by Thomas Nash.
Freelance science writer Madeleine Nash talks to Marty Durlin about the vulnerable springs of the Great Basin, and the threats they face from invasive species and the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
With climate change threatening water supplies, and the economy slowing growth in the West's thirstiest cities, it's time for a paradigm shift.