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Plumbing Experts Question California’s Post-Fire Water Testing Guidance

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Government agencies still defining their roles in post-fire water contamination.

Animation: Progression of Wildfires in the United States

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Wildfires rage in drought-stricken California and are becoming more prevalent across the country.

Fear and Hoping in Seattle

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All is woe in the water world — or is it? Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton reflects on an extraordinary summer.

Western U.S. Water Utilities Take Financial Responsibility for Reducing Watershed Wildfire Risk

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When residents in Santa Fe, New Mexico pay their water bills,…

Rains Bring Black Water in Wake of Colorado Fire

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Though the High Park fire is 100 percent contained, its effects are just beginning. Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton speaks with the experts and the water enthusiasts in the aftermath.

Eliminating the Buffer Zone: Colorado’s High Park Fire Has Water Agencies on Alert

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Because ash and debris from a large fire can wreak havoc on water supply infrastructure, utilities near the High Park fire have begun to shut off certain water intakes and are already planning to replant the forest.
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Forecasting Western U.S. Water Supply in 2012: La Niña Again Delivers a Wet North and a Dry South

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As water availability data starts coming in, this year's water allocations and the potential consequences for irrigation, hydropower, wildfires, and flooding are being assessed — La Niña weather patterns have returned this year, but water supply conditions generally are not as extreme as they were 2011.

Digital Drought: Australia's Future on Fire in Acclaimed Media Project

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Australia's drought remains severe, but the award-winning interactive…

Interactive Map: Biggest Dry

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An interactive map of Circle of Blue's coverage of "The Biggest…

The Biggest Dry

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Australia's Epic Drought is Global Warning Circle of Blue Reports The…

The Biggest Dry: Photo Gallery

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From any eye and all angles, the Murray-Darling River Basin conjures…