Water

Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Many communities fight transport of crude oil through their towns; some find legal footing to succeed.
EPA loophole allows streams of wastewater in Wyoming
EPA loophole allows streams of wastewater in Wyoming
Environmentalists challenge permits that result in dumping of toxic chemicals on tribal land.
Are we in a megadrought?
Are we in a megadrought?
As the dry-spell continues, a radio forum on water security in Western states.
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.
The Latest: Colorado River Delta update
The Latest: Colorado River Delta update
Will an eight-week long experimental flood help restore an ecosystem?