Water

Wastewater pipelines often leak in North Dakota
Wastewater pipelines often leak in North Dakota
Breaches in pipelines that carry water away from the oilfields can have devastating consequences.
California's water future at a crossroads
California's water future at a crossroads
A state commission begins deliberations on how to spend $2.7B for water storage.
Dry January means more drought across West
Dry January means more drought across West
After a rainy December, many states now have lower-than-normal snowpacks.
A review of Our Beautiful, Fragile World: The Nature and Environmental Photographs of Peter Essick
A review of Our Beautiful, Fragile World: The Nature and Environmental Photographs of Peter Essick
Essick's photographs for National Geographic cover the issues of the West, and the world.
New Hope for the Delta
New Hope for the Delta
During the worst drought in more than a century, the Colorado River may flow to the sea once more.
How does the Colorado River drought stack up?
How does the Colorado River drought stack up?
It’s one of the worst of the millennium.
The Colorado River Basin and Delta
A delta reborn in drought
A delta reborn in drought
Even as the Southwest teeters on the edge of a radically drier future, a rare opportunity to revive the Colorado River Delta has emerged in an agreement hashed out between Mexico, the U.S. and some of West's most powerful – and thirsty – water agencies.
New Mexico’s groundwater protections may take a hit
New Mexico’s groundwater protections may take a hit
Under Gov. Susana Martinez, the state is rolling back some of its strongest environmental protections.
KDNK Radio and Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock on Front Range floods
KDNK Radio and Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock on Front Range floods
Recovery efforts in the town of Lyons and in other affected communities are ongoing.
Rants from the Hill: Seashells on Desert Mountaintops
A story of the old earth and its young inhabitants.
A world beneath Lake Powell is being resurrected
A world beneath Lake Powell is being resurrected
Drought in the Colorado River Basin reveals unseen marvels.
Green slime – coming soon to a lake near you?
Toxic algae blooms, the result of warmer temperatures, ag and septic runoff, are fouling lakes and ponds across America. Yuck.