Video and photos: Colorado River drone footage near Moab
This page features drone-captured footage and photos of the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. The imagery shows the Colorado as it approaches Moab, with State Route 128 bordering the river. After...
Some Western cities offer residents “cash for grass” to reduce irrigation
A study in 2016 showed that lawns are the largest irrigated crop in America.
Does cloud seeding work? Scientists watch ice crystals grow inside clouds to find out
Cloud seeding occurs in more than 50 countries, but we still don’t know whether it works.
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.
Photos: Front Range aerials, May 2019
This photo gallery features images shot during a Lighthawk aerial tour of water-related sites along Colorado's Front Range. After departing from Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, the flight...
A dry subject: how scientists map drought conditions
Scientists have a variety of measures of drought, but some are starting to use the term "aridification" to describe the long-term drying of the Southwest.
It’s hard to understand water issues unless you know the lingo. Here are some helpful water-related glossaries on the web: The U.S. Geological Survey's Dictionary of Water Terms offers a...
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.
Western states buy time with a 7-year Colorado River drought plan, but face a...
The Drought Contingency Plan for the Colorado River is a historic agreement but it has some serious shortcomings.