Hawaii River Restorations Reflect National Desire to Protect Water for Public Benefit

Using public trust doctrine, communities restore streams diverted…

More Trees Mean Less Water for California's Mountain Rivers

If global warming increases vegetation in high mountain zones,…

EPA’s Proposed Veto of Alaska’s Pebble Mine in Line with Past Uses of Clean Water Act

Legal experts say process should provide certainty, not worry,…

In Colorado River Basin, Groundwater Is Disappearing Much Faster than Lake Mead

Groundwater losses during historic drought equal one and a half…

Infographic: Hoover Dam's Troubled Waters

Completed in 1935, Hoover Dam supplies electricity to 29 million people in Arizona, California and Nevada.

Lake Mead Drains to Record Low As Western Drought Deepens

Despite drying conditions, four states plan additional water…

Following EPA Action, Rio Tinto Exits Alaska Pebble Mine Project

U.S. agency moves to restrict development in Bristol Bay watershed.…

Study: Army Corps of Engineers Release Ways to Keep Asian Carp Out of Great Lakes

Plans to stop the invasive fish are costly, and most take more than 10 years to complete.

Report: Fish Analysis Reveals Asian Carp Have Reproduced in Great Lakes Watershed

A new study shows grass carp reproduced at least once in the Sandusky River, but it cannot confirm an established population.

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

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?
Colorado River

Fortune Telling: Colorado River Teeters Toward First-ever Shortage Declaration

In the short term, water prices would rise and groundwater pumping would increase. In the long term, demand would have to drop.

U.S. Drought’s Shifting Epicenter – It’s New Mexico’s Turn

Reservoirs are nearly empty, wells are being drilled deeper,…