Megafires triggered by drought and climate change have ravaged major Colorado water systems, and recent snowmelt will only make things worse.
Funding shortfalls, bureaucratic barriers hobble efforts to restore Colorado’s fire-scarred water systems
Funding shortfalls are hobbling efforts to clean up watersheds and protect drinking water for more than 1 million Coloradans.
Wells that irrigate agriculture and supply drinking water to more than 100 million Americans are at risk from over-pumping.
With drought continuing to grip the American West, Colorado is declaring one of its last, mostly free-flowing rivers as over-appropriated.
When wildfire smoke gets into water systems, it can contaminate drinking water and plumbing with carcinogens for months after the blaze.
Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the western U.S. after a dry winter and warm early spring.
Residents in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, see first-hand how wildfires can damage wetlands and watersheds vitally important to their water supply. Jerd Smith reports for The Water Desk. https://player.vimeo.com/video/553127855 Length: 2:03 Download scriptDownload...
Agencies in two counties are pursuing different approaches to address overdraft and meet requirements of California’s groundwater law.
Southwest Utah’s claim to Colorado River water is sparking conflict with other western states.
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.