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.

Report: 25% of World's Agriculture Growing in Regions of High Water Stress

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A new study from the World Resources Institute shows the connection between crops and water scarcity.

Kansas and Army Corps Revive Study to Ship Water from Missouri River to Ogallala Aquifer

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In addition to reducing demand from its key aquifer, Kansas wants to study the cost of importing water to the High Plains. But will this cause conflict with neighboring states that also use the river?
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Fallowing Farmland: A New Card in Arizona’s Water Shuffle

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A pilot project will test how much water can be saved by not growing crops.

Study: Cutting Ogallala Water Use Now Will Benefit Kansas Later

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Not all is gloom and doom for the famed underground water resource…