On this episode of Water Buffs, we examine how drought can harm human health, specifically how dramatic fluctuations in water availability can lead to increasingly toxic water supplies.
40 million people rely on the Colorado River system for water and power. But after 20 years of drought, the river basin is running low. For the Water Desk,...
Upper basin states seek added leverage to protect their river shares amid difficult talks with California and the lower basin
With unpredictable water resources, farmers in New Mexico must gamble in order to keep their agricultural production viable.
The May 2023 deal staves off an immediate water crisis but does not solve long-term problems in the Colorado River Basin.
New Mexico faces tough choices as a dire and historic drought continues and the Rio Grande is unable to give everyone what they want or need.
Drought in the West persists, but the increase in snowpack will likely allow for a significant recovery in reservoirs and soil moisture.
Five articles from The Conversation’s archive explain what’s happening and what’s at stake in the Colorado River basin’s drought crisis.
The federal government is trying to save the water supply for 40 million Americans. It has released three possible plans to protect the Colorado River Basin, which is facing...
Even a deep snowpack in the West likely won't be enough to end the drought.