Water

The 26,000 tons of radioactive waste under Lake Powell
The 26,000 tons of radioactive waste under Lake Powell
The West’s uranium boom brought dozens of mills to the banks of the Colorado River — where toxic waste was dumped irresponsibly.
Does a river have a right to life?
Does a river have a right to life?
No law gives a river a right to exist; at best, laws protect a river from harm caused by new development.
It’s not only trees — wildfires imperil water too
It’s not only trees — wildfires imperil water too
Sediment-choked watersheds and erosion could become more frequent as wildfire activity grows.
A new twist in an old contention
Concerns about "exporting water"
The Amargosa
River of life
One step forward, one step back
We still suck at managing exempt wells
Who is the California Farm Water Coalition?
If you want to know who has skin in the game, follow the money
Rain rights
A big little change in Colorado's rainwater harvesting rules.
Big Ag sells to Big Urban
Finding the right price for water trading
Hula on the hill
Hula on the hill
In Butte, Mont., a giant hula dance calls attention to the polluted water in the Berkeley Pit.
Thinking broadly about dams in the West
Big dams, little dams - it's a complex issue.
Encounters with the Ex-Secretary
Bruce Babbitt lets loose
A river again?
A river again?
The EPA extends Clean Water Act protection to L.A.'s urban watershed.
A water economist's hot links
David Zetland speed blogs Western water
It's getting warmer in here - and drier
News from a water supply study isn't all bad. But it definitely isn't good.
Victory for the Creek Freaks
The EPA extends Clean Water Act protection to the entire L.A. River
Going by the law
Rural county commissioners didn't have much choice but to approve Nestle water plan
Pacific Salmon's Deranged Geographies
Fish eco-labeling a blunt tool
A Grand Disappointment
New Colorado River book is flawed from the start
Rapid runoff
Rapid runoff
Recent dust storms have caused Colorado's snowpack to melt even faster than usual.
A new chapter in Klamath River Water Wars
The focus shifts to water management in two key tributaries
The summer the dam almost didn't
A look back to 1983 when the Colorado River almost tore out Glen Canyon Dam
A boring diagram
A boring diagram
An extraordinary 1,500-ton machine will create a new water intake from drought-stricken Lake Mead to thirsty Las Vegas