Western Water News

Why Groundwater Matters for Arizona’s People and Birds

Why Groundwater Matters for Arizona’s People and Birds

— We need to ensure its continued protection.
Audubon Secures Important Water Right That Supports Birds and People

Audubon Secures Important Water Right That Supports Birds and People

— How in-stream flow benefits rivers and habitat in New Mexico.
Proposed Bear River Development Would Be Detrimental to People and Birds

Proposed Bear River Development Would Be Detrimental to People and Birds

— The future of Great Salt Lake and Bear River Bay depend on adequate long-term flows from Bear River, the largest single source of flows to the lake.
Colorado Bets on New Funding for Water Plan

Colorado Bets on New Funding for Water Plan

— This new funding represents a down payment on the needed $100 million annual investment.
Audubon’s New Climate Report and What it Means for Birds in the Arid West

Audubon’s New Climate Report and What it Means for Birds in the Arid West

— Fires and drought put increasing stress on western forests and the birds who live there.
Climate Change Threatens Arizona’s Forest Birds

Climate Change Threatens Arizona’s Forest Birds

— New Audubon report shows about half of Arizona’s birds are vulnerable.
Colorado’s Water Leader on the New Water Year

Colorado’s Water Leader on the New Water Year

— Interview with Becky Mitchell, director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado commissioner on the Upper Colorado River Commission.
Dependence on Threatened Saline Lakes Leaves Eared Grebes at Risk

Dependence on Threatened Saline Lakes Leaves Eared Grebes at Risk

— Nearly all Eared Grebes spend part of their flightless lives at Great Salt Lake or Mono Lake.
Potential Costs of Declining Water Levels at Great Salt Lake Could be in the Billions

Potential Costs of Declining Water Levels at Great Salt Lake Could be in the Billions

— Unlike other drying lakes, Utah has the opportunity to change course and avoid those costs.
Water to Flow in Colorado River Delta Again

Water to Flow in Colorado River Delta Again

— Canal maintenance a reminder of the 2014 pulse flow.