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Mitch Tobin

Mitch Tobin is co-director of The Water Desk and a multimedia journalist based in southwest Colorado. A former newspaper reporter in Arizona and California, Mitch is the author of Snow News, a free newsletter about the science of snow and the state of the snowpack.

Scientists use simple cameras to answer complex questions about forests and the snowpack

“Snowtography” captures how the snowpack can vary dramatically across short distances

Water Desk expands free multimedia library

The Water Desk is excited to be partnering with photojournalist Ted Wood to expand our free multimedia library of water-related imagery.

Deadline approaching: apply for water journalism grants

Update: this deadline is now passed. Thanks for your interest in our grant programs. To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our email newsletter. The Water Desk is now accepting applications for...

Data viz: explore our interactive dashboards for drought, precipitation and snowpack

These maps and visualizations let you interact with vital data on our water supply.

Defining The Water Desk’s scope and water journalism

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.

Data viz: surveying Colorado River Basin maps

This collection of Colorado River Basin maps includes public domain images and other cartographic resources for depicting the watershed.

Welcome to The Water Desk

The Water Desk is starting up at a pivotal moment for both journalism and water, not only in our home region but also around the world.