Scientists are exploring how droughts can lead to chronically dry soil that sucks up more water than normal in the American West.
Wells that irrigate agriculture and supply drinking water to more than 100 million Americans are at risk from over-pumping.
Agencies in two counties are pursuing different approaches to address overdraft and meet requirements of California’s groundwater law.
These chemicals are everywhere. They last forever. They’re expensive to get rid of. And many Californians don’t even know they’re drinking them.
As California’s new requirements for forever chemicals kick in, small providers in remote towns struggle to clean up their water.
Where groundwater gives way to warm springs, a fight continues over building a new desert town outside Las Vegas.
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 fen-restoration project aims to enhance the wetland’s ability to provide habitat, store and filter groundwater, and sequester carbon.
Colorado's top water regulator is warning that a decision on whether hundreds of farm wells will be shut off to help save the Rio Grande River could come much sooner than expected.