California’s announcement represents uncharted territory and is meant to promote water conservation in what is already a dry water year.
This page features photos of Parker Dam, located along the Colorado River on the Arizona-California border. Built between 1934 and 1938 by the Bureau of Reclamation, Parker Dam is...
Western water experts are working to not only conserve water, but to also reuse as much wastewater as possible, including through direct potable reuse.
The shrinking desert lake has long been a trouble spot beset by rising salinity and unhealthy dust blowing from its increasingly exposed bed.
In the rural towns around Visalia, drought is a perpetual plight and wells are going dry.
The highly altered waterway still harbors stretches of wild beauty.
The upstream effort to restore a river and its fish.
An interactive map visualizes restoration efforts on the San Joaquin River.
The most acute problem, experts say, is the lack of controls on groundwater pumping.
Unhoused Angelenos use the urban river as a source of sustenance, but a proposal to revitalize the waterway could push them out.