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One of the main Colorado River diversions running through the Colorado River Reservation in 2021.

There is a call across the country’s Western drylands as a drought response to revive a well-worn but risky tactic: building water pipelines to tap remote groundwater basins and reservoirs to feed fast-growing metropolitan areas, or to supply rural towns that lack a reliable source. Read more»

A single surviving stalk of alfalfa sticks out of a field at Caywoods Farm east of Casa Grande in this October 2021 photo. The spring outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls for more drought conditions in Arizona, and in much of the nation.

Here are five things to know about how the drought is re-writing the story of America’s drylands, as the dry conditions blanketing much of the American West set records nearly every week and hottest months of the year still to come. Read more»

The Animas River runs yellow with toxin-tainted wastewater that was accidentally released from the abanoned Gold King Mine near Durango, Colorado in 2015.

The world’s water challenges, messy as they are, can be neatly summarized: Too much, too little, too dirty. A recent World Bank report highlights extensive damage to health, ecosystems, and economies. Read more»