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What is an atmospheric river? A hydrologist explains the good and bad of these flood-prone storms...

On average, atmospheric rivers have about twice the regular flow of the Amazon River.

The Rio Grande isn’t just a border – it’s a river in crisis

The river is in decline, suffering from overuse, drought and contentious water rights negotiations.

What is a strong El Niño? Meteorologists anticipate a big impact in winter 2023,...

A strong El Niño is coming. It sounds ominous. But what does that actually mean?

What Arizona and other drought-ridden states can learn from Israel’s pioneering water strategy

Around the world, water engineering projects have caused large-scale ecological damage that governments now are spending heavily to repair.

Climate change is increasing stress on thousands of aging dams across the US

A dam’s design can affect its ability to withstand overtopping and resist failure.

3M offers $10.3B settlement over PFAS contamination in water systems – now, how do...

PFAS chemicals seemed like a good idea at first. Then tests started detecting PFAS in people’s blood.

How well-managed dams and smart forecasting can limit flooding as extreme storms become more...

Here’s what reservoir managers think about during storms, and how efforts to improve forecasting may soon be able to reduce flood damage

Supreme Court rules the US is not required to ensure access to water for...

The Navajo quest for a clear determination of their water rights is rooted in America’s history of removing Native Americans from their lands and moving them to areas with fewer resources.

El Niño is back – that’s good news or bad news, depending on where...

El Niño is officially here, and federal forecasters expect this global disrupter of worldwide weather patterns to gradually strengthen.

The Supreme Court just shriveled federal protection for wetlands, leaving many of these valuable...

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that protection of wetlands encompasses only wetlands that adjoin rivers, lakes and other bodies of water.