Water

Lake Mead watch: As levels fall, hydropower dips
Lake Mead watch: As levels fall, hydropower dips
Why Southwest utilities are starting to sweat.
Latest: Clean Water Act to protect more waterways
Latest: Clean Water Act to protect more waterways
After years of confusion over which waters are protected by the EPA, Waters of the US rule is updated.
Grand Canyon floods are rebuilding sandbars
Grand Canyon floods are rebuilding sandbars
But there are limits to what can be done to tweak dam management to benefit ecosystems.
New Mexico delays controversial Gila vote
New Mexico delays controversial Gila vote
Many unanswered questions remain about proposals to divert the state's last undammed major river.
The Latest: Ruptured tailings pond spills waste in Canada
The Latest: Ruptured tailings pond spills waste in Canada
The Mount Polley breach may harm salmon.
How much money is a healthy ecosystem worth?
Summer rains in a drought-plagued state
Summer rains in a drought-plagued state
How much does a monsoon season relieve drought?
The prickly pear as California crop
The prickly pear as California crop
Can an overlooked succulent help salvage toxic soils?
How much water goes into your food?
How much water goes into your food?
Growing everyday food items requires a surprising amount of water.
Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River
Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River
As Big Ag flourishes, this massive waterway suffers.
Is Canada's massive mine waste spill a sign of things to come?
Fracking without fresh water
Fracking without fresh water
A Texas oil company looks for other ways to supply its water needs.
Glacier tourists to get a dose of climate education in Alaska
Glacier tourists to get a dose of climate education in Alaska
What a melting glacier can teach cruise ship passengers.
To protect hydropower, utilities will pay Colorado River water users to conserve
Snake River map
Snake River map
Was the fatal thunderstorm in California a climate phenomenon?
Colorado water users gird for first statewide plan
Colorado River Basin groundwater levels drop even faster than reservoirs
Washington’s new clean-water plan is a mixed bag
California gears up to fine water wasters: Should we turn our neighbors in?
The water-energy nexus could become a collision in a warming world
Lake Mead watch: At lowest levels since 1937
My town wasted scarce water for a celebration