As competition for water increases, the way hydropower is managed within regions and across the power grid in the U.S. will have to evolve.
Beyond flooding, the unpredictability of the world's rivers is perpetuated by rare avulsions, which can cause them to abruptly change course.
A rapidly warming climate has put the American West in a brutal drought with a hotter and thirstier atmosphere.
Lake Mead and Lake Powell could reach water levels low enough to halt hydropower production.
Interstate river compacts were an innovative solution 100 years ago – but were written for a West far different from today.
Several western states have experimented with cloud seeding to increase precipitation, but it may not be a promising strategy.
A new report warns that humanity has a brief but rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a livable and sustainable future.
Flooding is the most frequent and costliest natural disaster in the United States, and its costs are projected to rise as the climate warms.
The year 2021 was filled with climate disasters from coast to coast, some so intense they surprised even the scientists who study them.
California’s announcement represents uncharted territory and is meant to promote water conservation in what is already a dry water year.