Water speculation has been sparking debate in Colorado over the last few months.
Reservoirs in the South Platte Basin are full from spring snows, but the rest of the state's storage pools are dangerously low, and farmers are struggling.
Agencies in two counties are pursuing different approaches to address overdraft and meet requirements of California’s groundwater law.
California pistachio farmers are facing off against the U.S. Navy over water rights. The outcome could shape future legal fights as climate change upends the status quo.
A five-year, $5 million agreement will help support regenerative agriculture, soil health, water conservation and urban farms.
Imposing hefty taxes on speculative water sales, requiring that water rights purchased by investors be held for several years before they can be resold, and requiring special state approval of such sales are three ideas that might help Colorado protect its water resources from speculators.
A farmer and environmentalist formed an unlikely partnership to improve fish habitat in the San Luis Valley.
As climate change and overuse reduce water supplies, the gap between “paper water” (the legal right to use water) and “actual water” (what’s available) is widening.
In Diamond Valley, Nevada, farmers are looking to protect their future — and testing the limits of the state’s water laws.
A recent study of a Colorado demand-management program found that the benefits would be comparable to the negative secondary impacts.