Water Desk news and announcements
The Water Desk is a new independent journalism initiative. We're starting up at a pivotal moment for both the news industry and water sector.
The Water Desk is building a collaborative network of media outlets that cross-publish content related to Western water issues. Colorado River flows...
As a changing climate renders streamflow predictions less accurate, water managers are turning to new technologies for a clearer picture of what’s happening in their basin’s snowpack.
Could something as simple and natural as a ragged corridor of expansive, towering shade trees help the Yampa River arm itself against climate change?
According to a 2017 study, there are over 23,000 abandoned mines across Colorado and 1,800 miles of streams that are impaired due to pollutants related to acid mine drainage.
A study in 2016 showed that lawns are the largest irrigated crop in America.
Cloud seeding occurs in more than 50 countries, but we still don’t know whether it works.
Multimedia and resources for journalists
Here are some helpful online resources for learning more about the Colorado River Basin and Western water issues.
It’s hard to understand water issues unless you know the lingo. Here are some helpful water-related glossaries on the web: