Water

A look into a climate-altered Alaska
A look into a climate-altered Alaska
Experiments in the permafrost zone near Denali simulate a warmer North.
Fight over household wells highlights rural growing pains
Fight over household wells highlights rural growing pains
Can Washington balance development with the needs of rivers, fish and water users?
To save our oceans, let’s start with our rivers
To save our oceans, let’s start with our rivers
Dams and pollution affect rivers across the West, to the detriment of our oceans.
Game on in the Wyoming Range
Conservationists put natural gas developers in the defensive
The year in water
A La Niña year brings a good snowpack to some Western states and little or nothing to others.
Yellowstone River Basin
The Garrison Dam: a history
The Garrison Dam: a history
Author Paul VanDevelder speaks on the U.S. government's plan to dam the Missouri River and flood native lands.
Clean up your Act
EPA clarifies meaning of "water" in the Clean Water Act
Water truce in Colorado
East, West slopes reach an armistice
Federal budget deal slashes key community water funds
Federal budget deal slashes key community water funds
Federal budget cuts dry up the funding for crucial community water projects.
It's Raining Rain Gardens
New campaign sprouts Northwest rain gardens.
Water Sharing in the Over-shared West
Western Governors' Association to consider recommendations on ag to urban use
Sedimentation is a building problem in the West's reservoirs
Sedimentation is a building problem in the West's reservoirs
The West's reservoirs are waging a constant battle against rising levels of sediment.
Siltation expert: We need more dams
Siltation expert: We need more dams
George Annandale, a siltation expert, says the West needs more dams to satisfy its thirst.
Selected Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs ... and how they've shrunk*
Explorer's notebook: Craig Childs on the Lower San Juan
Explorer's notebook: Craig Childs on the Lower San Juan
Craig Childs narrates his paddle down the Lower San Juan, with photos and video he took on the trip.
Muddy Waters: Silt and the Slow Demise of Glen Canyon Dam
Muddy Waters: Silt and the Slow Demise of Glen Canyon Dam
A float down the Lower San Juan teaches surprising lessons about dams, water and silt in the West.
Photographer Sharon Stewart on the acequia tradition
Photographer Sharon Stewart on the acequia tradition
The photographer discusses landscape photography and her immersion in a tiny New Mexican town.
Peter McBride on photographing the contentious Colorado River
Peter McBride on photographing the contentious Colorado River
National Geographic photographer Peter McBride shows images from his new book and discusses what he learned while working on it.
The Visual West - Image 10
The water -- and the soil -- of the West are starting to flow
California crab-boat captain powers through tsunami to safety
California crab-boat captain powers through tsunami to safety
A Crescent City, Calif. crab boat captain maneuvers his way through a tsunami-whorled sea in order to save his fishing boat.
Learning from a book on California's ag-emperor Boswell
A review King of California