Photos: Cataract Canyon aerials, October 2022
This page features aerial photos of Cataract Canyon, along the Colorado River in Utah's Canyonlands National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Cataract Canyon begins at the confluence with...
Tribal water talks
With growing water shortages on the Colorado River, tribal communities are demanding a bigger role in river management and access to water they legally own but have never actually...
One crop uses more than half of Utah’s water. Here’s why.
By Brian Maffly and Mark Eddington, The Salt Lake Tribune This article is the first in a series supported by The Water Desk, an independent journalism initiative based at the University of Colorado...
Photos and videos: Westwater, Utah, September 2022
This page features drone-captured photos and video of Westwater, a small Navajo community next to Blanding, Utah, that recently got electricity and is still waiting for running water. Water...
After initial failure, new effort could bring green hydrogen pilot project to Yampa River...
Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming form a partnership to compete for the financing of new hydrogen hubs.
Photos: Fishing on the Green River
This page features fishing on the Green River in Utah. The Green River flows through Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, running 730 miles downriver before connecting with the Colorado River. About...
Two Southwest tribes raise concerns over uranium storage
In Utah, a pool of toxic waste is emitting dangerous amounts of radon to the surrounding communities, including the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.
Powell’s looming power problem
Drought and demand threaten a critical component of the Western grid as Lake Powell approaches minimum power pool for the first time.
Early peak runoff for Western Slope rivers
Snowpack in Colorado is melting earlier than expected due to an increase in dust storm severity.
What is dead pool? A water expert explains
Lake Mead and Lake Powell could reach water levels low enough to halt hydropower production.