Kansas Town Faces Big Bill to Clean Drinking Water

In farm country, the cost of nitrate pollution often falls on…

U.S. Governors Address Water

State of the State speeches highlight water resources Photo…
John Burchard, General Manager of the Alpaugh Community Services District, walks a ditch bank on the outskirts of town. The small farmworker community in California's Central Valley suffers from high levels of arsenic and other contaminates in its drinking water.

2015 Water Preview, Part II: National – States React to New Era of Water Scarcity

Water is priority in state legislatures and governors’ offices.

State Water Plans Are Coming Due

Reporter Brett Walton previews two plans — in Arkansas and Colorado — that will be unveiled this week, in addition to the Kansas plan that is due out next year

U.S. State Water Plans Are Ready for Review

A year of water planning reaches the halfway point. Three…

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

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

Kansas Water District Votes on Ogallala Conservation Plan

Using less water for agriculture is an idea spreading across…

Ogallala Water Use Climbs as Drought Intensifies in the Southern Plains

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

Q & A: Julene Bair, Author of The Ogallala Road

Fancy machinery and irrigation systems that pull millions of…

Rooted in the Land, One Kansas Rancher Manages the Ecosystem as a Whole

Sunlight, soil, water, ruminants – it is all a big cycle at…

Report: Society’s Water Safety Net Is Fraying

A National Research Council report argues that groundwater use…

Guess Who Proposed the Missouri River Pipeline in the Federal Government’s Colorado River Basin Study?

Hint: It’s not who you might think, says Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton.