Western Water News

Arizona’s Rivers Could Face Irreparable Harm

Arizona’s Rivers Could Face Irreparable Harm

— Working to protect waterways left behind in the wake of the White House’s Clean Water Act rollback.
New Senate Bill Threatens U.S.—Mexico Cooperation, Environment, and Birds of Lower Colorado River

New Senate Bill Threatens U.S.—Mexico Cooperation, Environment, and Birds of Lower Colorado River

— Reopening the Yuma Desalting Plant—with its ancient technology—too expensive and too damaging.
In Driest Year in Half Century, Audubon Releases Water into Rio Grande to Sustain Flows

In Driest Year in Half Century, Audubon Releases Water into Rio Grande to Sustain Flows

— Flexible tools and timed releases help support people and birds in central New Mexico.
U.S. Senate Introduces New Program to Assess and Monitor Saltwater Lake Ecosystems in the West

U.S. Senate Introduces New Program to Assess and Monitor Saltwater Lake Ecosystems in the West

— To better protect people and birds, Audubon science makes the case for the U.S. government’s first coordinated regional assessment of Great Basin saline lakes.
Arizona Department of Water Resources and Audubon Agree to Funding Plan to Conserve Colorado River Water

Arizona Department of Water Resources and Audubon Agree to Funding Plan to Conserve Colorado River Water

— Fulfilling Drought Contingency Plan commitments and achieving water security for Arizona.
Arizona Legislature Adjourns 2020 Session

Arizona Legislature Adjourns 2020 Session

— A once-promising legislative session for Audubon priorities grinds to a halt, but there is hope.
Water Policy Wins in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico before Coronavirus Closures

Water Policy Wins in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico before Coronavirus Closures

— Audubon backed 8 wins before many western legislative sessions ended early.
Restoring the Colorado River Delta

Restoring the Colorado River Delta

— How building binational support brought water, trees, funding, and birds back to the Colorado River Delta.
Native Plants Help Restore the Colorado River

Native Plants Help Restore the Colorado River

— Audubon’s advocacy put new state grant dollars on the ground in Arizona, helping restore native plant communities along waterways.
Observing Heron Nesting a Welcome Distraction

Observing Heron Nesting a Welcome Distraction

— Keeping an eye on a nest during this pandemic.