Drought

With snowpack down to 16 percent of normal levels, Washington officials are bracing for drought.
May 20, 2015   Los Angeles Times
Exclusive
What would a policy that requires development to make more efficient use of land and resources (like water, for instance) look like? Exclusive
May 20, 2015  By Eliot Allen
When water policy and land use planning operate in separate spheres, it's more difficult to design for efficient resource use. Better communication is needed in the drought-stricken southwest.
May 13, 2015   Next City
A tale of two water-parched cities, one in California, the other in New Mexico, and the critical role played by tiered water pricing. Long known as an effective economic strategy to reduce consumption, tiered pricing also influences equity.
May 7, 2015   The New York Times
The water level in Lake Mead dropped to an all-time low at the end of April, falling below 1080 feet above sea level for the first time in 78 years.
May 6, 2015   Brookings
The future has arrived in Western Australia thanks to new technology created and implemented by Carnegie Wave Energy. The CETO project marries renewable power with desalination—a timely marriage when droughts and climate change take center stage.
Apr 27, 2015   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
California's drought is getting all the press, but much of Oregon is in the fourth year of drought, with this year now qualifying as "exceptional drought."
Apr 10, 2015   The Oregonian
Blog Post
In response to California's drought, Gov. Jerry Brown recently issued an executive order proposing a wide variety of water restrictions. Blog Post
Apr 9, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
It might be hard to believe if you're in Boston right now, but the entire West Coast is suffering a poorly timed dearth of snow, a critical source of drinking water and hydroelectric capacity for the region.
Mar 5, 2015   The Bellingham Herald
Research uncovers more evidence for possibly decades-long droughts. Climate change is the likely culprit in effects that may challenge infrastructure and agricultural output throughout the century.
Feb 23, 2015   Slate
Take a kayak trip on the Los Angeles River with KQED science reporter Amy Standen to understand why cities were built on the premise of endless potable water and how we can build cities sustainably in regions that receive low rainfall.
Dec 4, 2014   KQED Science