Utah Debates Solutions to Water Shortage

With a rapidly growing population and strained water supplies, Utah lawmakers and conservation groups debate how to best replenish the state's water sources.

December 16, 2021 - High Country News

California Central Valley

Grant Program Will Pay California Farmers To Repurpose Fallow Land

A new state grant program will help California farmers convert idle land to new purposes in an effort to mitigate the environmental and economic effects of drought on the state's Central Valley.

November 15, 2021 - San Francisco Chronicle

Highway 93

Unsustainable Sprawl Testing Water Supplies in the Valley of the Sun

As more and more people move to the suburbs blossoming in the Phoenix metro area, local water officials are increasingly concerned about the region's ability to keep up with demand.

June 9, 2021 - High Country News

Colorado River megadrought

How Arizona Is Preparing for the Coming Water Shortage

Arizona will lose one-fifth of its water allotment from the Colorado River in 2022 as cuts from the river's Drought Contingency Plan take effect.

May 5, 2021 - Arizona Republic

Pinal County Arizona

Insufficient Groundwater for Arizona County's Planned Development

New projections for Pinal County in Arizona show that water demand will exceed the area’s supply.

October 24, 2019 - Arizona Republic

Suburban Arizona

Development Depleting Groundwater in Arizona

A new report identifies looming challenges with the water supply enabling growth in Central Arizona suburbs.

October 21, 2019 - Arizona Republic


Voters to Decide on Repair of Vital Aqueduct for San Joaquin Valley

California voters in November will have the opportunity to help repair the Friant-Kern Canal, damaged by subsidence, as well as invest in watershed conservation programs, by passing a citizen-initiated $8.9 billion general obligation bond measure.

July 19, 2018 - The Sacramento Bee

Rainy Wetlands

Why Would Arizona Deregulate Groundwater Now?

For decades the arid state has required most new construction projects to demonstrate adequate water supply, but at the edge of the next dry spell, two lawmakers are trying to get rid of the rules.

April 9, 2018 - The Arizona Republic


Montana Ski Resorts to Turn Wastewater into Snow

Using treated wastewater for snowmaking would have dual benefits for Big Sky, Montana.

February 17, 2018 - Water Deeply


More of California's Central Valley Is Sinking

Over taxed groundwater supplies are causing the ground to sink in the Central Valley. Subsidence has been identified in a new location, farther south than previous incidents.

December 3, 2017 - Fox26

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