World Stands By As Algae and Dead Zones Ruin Water

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Expensive research and cleanup efforts make little headway. Photo…

Ogallala Groundwater Study Will Set Stage for Colorado Water Conservation Debate

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Farmers want to know the economic and social ramifications of…

U.S. Irrigation Pushed Eastward By Drought and Financial Risks

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Irrigated agriculture’s march into Midwest and South could increase competition for water.

Drought to Cost California Agriculture $2.2 Billion and 17,000 Jobs, But Groundwater Is a Lifeline

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Record reductions in river flows will be offset by pumping more water from aquifers.

Big Toxic Algal Bloom Again in Forecast for Lake Erie

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Lake continues trend of harmful and unsightly effect of nutrient…

Failed Ballot Measure Is Setback for Ogallala Water Conservation in Western Kansas

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A plan to reduce water use by 20 percent was voted down last…

Kansas Water District Votes on Ogallala Conservation Plan

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Using less water for agriculture is an idea spreading across…

In California, Groundwater Softens Drought’s Punch - That’s Both Good News and Bad

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Agriculture may do better this year than expected, researchers say. But at a long-term cost.

Ogallala Water Use Climbs as Drought Intensifies in the Southern Plains

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Rainfall deficit is worse than the 1930s Dust Bowl. Image…

National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Pushing U.S. Toward Water Extremes

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The Southwest is drying out, while the Northeast is becoming…

Spending to Conserve Water on California Farms Will Not Increase Supply

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Benefits go to agriculture, but won’t help cities.

California Drought Saps Water Reserves Above and Below Ground, Says Satellite Data

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Snow is scarce, reservoirs are approaching bottom, and groundwater is being exhausted in the nation’s most populous state. More than a dozen communities face water shortages in the next 60 to 100 days, and there will be zero water deliveries from the state’s largest canal system this year.