Water

Why desalination alone won’t water the West
Why desalination alone won’t water the West
Regardless of supposed Trump backing, the process is complicated and expensive.
Why keep the Salton Sea?
Why keep the Salton Sea?
A history of the manmade — and now essential — inland ocean.
The land of rain
The land of rain
Storms have drenched California. But they hardly compared to the storms of 1862.
Whoosh! Down it comes!
State of the Gunnison River meeting.
When neighbors become cops
When neighbors become cops
As mandatory water conservation becomes more common in the West, many communities are asking residents to report water-wasters.
Poor Lake Powell
Dreams of a full reservoir dashed again
The cost of progress
Five extraordinary women tested for seventy-five peculiar toxins.
Deadly efficiency
The All-American Canal finally lives up to its name.
Salmon Salvation
Salmon Salvation
Obama’s new political order, backed by the legal acumen of Judge James Redden, may help the Northwest’s salmon survive and end the era of the Lower Snake River dams.
Water world
Exploring the planet’s most precious resource – on Hopi terms.
Water, wine and marijuana
Illegal water use conflicts percolate on California’s Northcoast.
California's Central Water War Heats Up
Irrigators and allies will march April 14-17
The Water Theft Bill
Coalbed methane companies have all the fun.
Must our water always flow uphill toward money?
Must our water always flow uphill toward money?
Bottled water is a silly idea anyway, but Nestle’s plans to bottle spring water from the high desert of Chaffee County, Colo., are beyond absurd.
A flick of the wrist...
The Navajo-Gallup Water Project is on its way.
Fire from the faucet
Colo. residents find methane in their kitchen sinks.
Shale tests the waters
Upper Colorado claim draws out the stakeholders.
Dwindling supplies inflame water wars
Dwindling supplies inflame water wars
Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but Coloradoans may soon find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.
Western water woes
HCN editor interviewed.
A loss for Klamath dam and water deals
Changes in dam operations to mitigate terrible water quality are now likely
Tell me sweet little lies...
Doublespeak in the bottled water industry.
Welcome to the era of scarcity
Welcome to the era of scarcity
Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but as the snowpack shrinks, Coloradoans are going to find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.
How low will it go?
How low will it go?
If Eric Kuhn is right about the Colorado River, then the state faces a dry and difficult future of fighting for water.