Water

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.
After Oroville, officials across the West review dam safety
After Oroville, officials across the West review dam safety
The California dam’s spillways are ready for rain as safety officials prepare for future catastrophes.
A tale of two parks: How the Bakken boom transformed a landscape
A tale of two parks: How the Bakken boom transformed a landscape
While a North Dakota national park is an oasis from drilling, a nearby state park is thrown open.
Comment on curbing a dam
Glen Canyon Dam hearings set
Draft plan foresees a freer-flowing Colorado River
Draft EIS proposes stabilizing water flows through Glen Canyon Dam
The Virgin River is the target
Las Vegas puts the Virgin River at the top of its list for future water supplies, upsetting upstream users.
Use-it-or-lose-it dam draws fire
Wyoming tries to revive the Sandstone Dam project in order to reserve the state's Colorado River water rights.
Wetlands at a distance
The managers of Telluride Ski Resort reach a settlement with the EPA in a suit over the largest wetland violation in Colorado history.
Montana's disappearing wetlands
The Montana Audubon Council releases a study showing the Clean Water Act is vital to the state's wetlands.
Group fights animus to Animas
The Friends of the Animas River seek Wild and Scenic River designation.
Defunct refinery fouls Wyoming river
The Sierra Club charges that a Texaco oil refinery is polluting the North Platte River in Wyoming.
Don't drink the water
The Central Arizona Project experiences more glitches in Tucson.
In Utah, water grows on trees
A U.S. Geological Survey study shows that Utahns use twice as much water as other Americans.
Pulling out of CAP
The Central Arizona Project's water price will skyrocket, costing stockholders millions.
Tribes may take over Animas-La Plata
Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Dan Beard invites two Ute tribes to take over the Animas-La Plata water diversion project.
Two Utah counties flee water project
Two Utah counties, frustrated with the cost of the Central Utah Project, decide to pull out.
Can Dan Beard reclaim Reclamation?
A profile of Dan Beard, head of Bureau of Reclamation, shows his role within the Department of the Interior.
Now dust is his crop, says Nevada rancher
Groundwater pumping dries Milt Thompson's Diamond Valley Ranch.
Rancher joins coalition to fight 'water grabs'
A wary rancher joins an environmental group after groundwater pumping dries his ranch.
Drought costs firms big bucks
Arizona charges two concessionaires $1.3 million for dumping trash in Lake Powell.
Lawsuit cools Rogue River jets
A homeowner and an environmental group file a suit arguing that jet-boats on the Rogue River violate the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
Fish gotta spawn
The Bureau of Reclamation's drawdown of the Island Park Reservoir hurts trout.
Troubled waters
The National Parks and Conservation Association warns that water pollution and depletion plague the country's national parks.