Water

In these Western cities, using less water costs more
In these Western cities, using less water costs more
Some homes pay five times as much as others for the same amount of water.
Latest: Settlement resurrects Alaska’s Pebble Mine
Latest: Settlement resurrects Alaska’s Pebble Mine
Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the project must pass muster for salmon.
Conflicts dog Trump’s deputy Interior secretary nominee
Conflicts dog Trump’s deputy Interior secretary nominee
David Bernhardt’s law firm stands to benefit from a project he would oversee.
Water across the Divide
Water across the Divide
In 2003, Colorado's Grand Ditch was breached, causing flood damage to the Upper Colorado River and to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Slideshow: The tiny creatures of the Great Basin
Science writer Madeleine Nash talks about the importance of the Great Basin's springs, with photos by Thomas Nash.
Audio: Big threats to small ecosystems
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.
Suck this, Vegas!
Suck this, Vegas!
With climate change threatening water supplies, and the economy slowing growth in the West's thirstiest cities, it's time for a paradigm shift.
Vegas forges ahead on pipeline plan
The Southern Nevada Water Authority is slowly removing obstacles in the way of its plan to pump water from the Great Basin and ship it to Las Vegas.
Silenced Springs?
Silenced Springs?
Rare and tiny spring-dwelling creatures are threatened by everything from invasive species to Las Vegas' plan to pump groundwater from a rural part of Nevada.
Water and the National Parks
Water and the National Parks
National parks are good for a lot of things, including keeping water in rivers.
The Poudre: A river besieged by thirsty cities
The Poudre: A river besieged by thirsty cities
Colorado's Cache la Poudre River is the third most endangered river in the country because so many Front Range developers are lusting after its water.
The River Dry
Drought, climate change and reservoir-depletion risk on the Colorado River.
Nestle water plan approved
Colorado county approves proposal to tap springs for bottled water
Friends of the Forest
Volunteers, corporate sponsors work to restore Clear Creek watershed.
Stimulus funding targets irrigation efficiency
$125 million for watershed projects.
I can't wait to drink wastewater
I can't wait to drink wastewater
Since (like it or not) all water is recycled, why not drink your community’s recycled wastewater?
One man's salt must not burden another man's water
One man's salt must not burden another man's water
The little farming town of Mancos, Colo., is finding ways to remove salt from its water and make irrigation more efficient during drought.
Off the deep end?
Listen to Aaron Million talk about his Wyoming to Colorado pipeline dreams.
Wild Turkey, gunfire and big pipelines
Wild Turkey, gunfire and big pipelines
Aaron Million wants to build a gigantic water pipeline all the way from southwest Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range.
Fossil Creek fracas
Arizona creek suffers from lack of funds and plans.
Catch a falling drop
Colorado legalizes some rain-water harvesting
Beaver and restoration - the rest of the story
To restore western watersheds the health of forest soil must also be restored.
What the FRAC do we know?
Congress introduces two bills to oversee hydraulic fracturing.