In Drying Colorado River Basin, Indian Tribes Are Water Dealmakers

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Native Americans hold 20 percent of the basin's water rights. How they use their water will shape the future of the Southwest.

In California’s Central Valley, Dry Wells Multiply in the Summer Heat

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Tulare County continues to be the center of the drought’s drinking water crisis.

Water Scarcity Could Deter Energy Developers From Crossing Border Into Northern Mexico

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Proposed oil and gas development zones in Coahuila are among the driest in the Americas.

Infographic: NASA Satellites Reveal Global Groundwater Depletion

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The world's largest aquifers are under stress, according to a decade of data from the GRACE satellites.

Groundwater Depletion Stresses Majority of World’s Largest Aquifers

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Scientists do not know how much groundwater is left.

California Oil Industry's Wastewater Saga Adds New Twist

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A lawsuit, an official's resignation, and failed legislative proposals marked the beginning of June.

Groundwater Data Bill Passes California Senate

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Lawmakers seek to make public a trove of groundwater data.

Amid California Drought, Oil Industry Wastewater Attracts New Scrutiny

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State and federal authorities move to tame use of aquifers as…

California Drought Effect on Food Prices – Not Much

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Groundwater, food imports, low fuel prices, and a strong American dollar have more influence on prices than drought.

California Farms Use How Much Water? Nobody Really Knows

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No comprehensive data exist on agricultural water consumption.

Gila River Diversion in New Mexico Pits New West vs Old

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Debate demonstrates the power of water in the drying American West.

California’s Rainless Summer Will Dry Up Drinking Water Supplies

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State and local water administrators face supply emergency that is tightening.