Western Water

By Carl Southwell | Water policy issues in the Western United States

LA Is Doing Water Better Than Your City. Yes, That LA

The frantic phone calls to the Community Water Center began in the summer of 2014. In the 7,000-strong unincorporated community of East Porterville, …

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Does a Ticking Time Bomb Lurk Beneath Lake Powell?

Each year, some 3 million visitors are drawn to Lake Powell, a massive artificial body of water that straddles the Utah-Arizona border. Below …

Coke, Nestle Near Ownership of World’s Second Largest Aquifer

<b>A concerted push is underway in South America</b> that could see one of the world’s largest reserves of fresh water soon fall into the hands of …

A tale of two droughts in California: Wetter in the north, still bone dry in the south

When California water officials assess<p>the drought, the first place they look is the northern Sierra Nevada mountains.<p>Rain and snowmelt from the area feed into a complex system of rivers, canals and reservoirs that send water across the state. And by almost all measures, the drought picture in …

Water conservation improved in September but is still worse than in 2015

Californians halted a three-month slide in water conservation in September, saving enough to hearten state regulators who previously had expressed alarm about possible drought fatigue.<p>Residents and businesses cut their water consumption by 18.3% in September compared with the same month in 2013. …

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Salton Sea water diversion could be catastrophic for public health

Flint, Mich., is not the only place in the U.S. facing a devastating, preventable public health disaster.<p>In January 2018, water that had been flowing …

Water Prelude - Angel City Chorale - June 2014

California's drought could continue for centuries

If you were hoping for a respite from California's drought (on its fifth year), you may be disappointed. That's because, according to a new study out …

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Lake Powell: Going, Going, Gone?

The 16-year drought on the Colorado River has drained Lake Mead and Lake Powell to their combined lowest level in history. But that's nothing …

Across U.S., Heaviest Downpours On The Rise

<i>Research Report by Climate Central</i><p>Record-breaking rain across Texas and Oklahoma this week caused widespread flooding, the likes of which the region …

Pull Quote

Magazine<p>The Ogallala aquifer turned the region into America's breadbasket. Now it, and a way of life, are being drained away.<p>"Whoa," yells Brownie Wilson, as the steel measuring tape I am feeding down the throat of an irrigation well on the Kansas prairie gets away from me and unspools rapidly into …

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