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California’s dream has turned into water nightmares

A new book looks at the Golden State’s history to understand its current water crisis.

Humans are great at giving real problems the side-eye

Two new books provide insights into the willful ignorance that lead to the West’s water woes.

Thirsty future for American West, as “megadrought” grips some of the fastest-growing U.S. cities

A subdivision under construction in Nevada. (Kenneth Kennemer/U.S. Air Force) By Alexandra Tempus, Fair Warning In 2002, Utah was reeling...

Questions simmer about Lake Powell’s future as drought, climate change point to a drier...

Lake Powell faces demands from stakeholders with different water needs as runoff is forecast to decline due to warmer, drier conditions.

Is renewable energy’s future dammed?

A proposed hydroelectric project on the Little Colorado River shows the tricky trade-offs in transitioning from fossil fuels.

‘This system cannot be sustained’

This year, tribal nations enter negotiations over Colorado River water.