Arizona farmers will take the initial brunt, but wider reductions loom as climate change continues to affect flows into the river.
A California farmer decides it makes better business sense to sell his water than to grow rice. An almond farmer considers uprooting his trees to put up solar panels. Drought is transforming the state, with broad consequences for the food supply.
After a forest burns, the resulting erosion can contaminate drinking water supplies for up to a decade.
Answers to questions about the current situation in California and the Western half of the United States.
Some of the island’s lakes and reservoirs have nearly run dry. And water restrictions have forced many residents to modify how they shower, wash dishes and flush.
Coronavirus restrictions reduced pollution that makes snow melt faster, which could help water supplies for 300 million last longer this year.
A potential deluge of millions of gallons of water from a former phosphate mine had threatened homes south of Tampa.
The island is going to great lengths to keep water flowing to its all-important semiconductor industry, including shutting off irrigation to legions of rice growers.
A Manatee County official said that additional pumps and the rerouting of water from an uncontrolled breach had “successfully mitigated” the risk of collapse.
The authorities on Sunday said they were making progress in draining a leaking wastewater pond south of Tampa but urged residents to heed evacuation warnings.
A potential deluge of nearly 400 million gallons of water from a former phosphate mine threatened homes south of Tampa on Saturday, officials warned.
An evacuation order affected people near the Kaupakalua Reservoir and Dam in the Haiku area of Maui. At least half a dozen homes were damaged or destroyed, officials said.
A lighthearted suggestion by a U.S. envoy hoping to bridge a vast rift between Albanians and Serbs in Kosovo has taken on a life of its own — only to be ridiculed by local residents on both sides.
Rapid melting this year showed that good snowpack doesn’t necessarily translate into full reservoirs.
In his push for economic development, Turkey’s president has flooded the archaeological gem of Hasankeyf and displaced thousands of families.