Western Water News

Water flows in the Colorado River Delta.

Water for the Colorado River Delta in a Dry Year

— Binational agreement a model for river management in a climate change world.

Stumbling Toward “Day Zero” on the Colorado River

— Urgent action needed from seven states and feds to avoid water crisis.

Building a Resilient Arizona by Investing in the State’s Natural Resources

— Audubon’s state budget priorities for the 2022 legislative session

Federal Funding Provides Some Wins for Water Conservation and Birds in the West

— While many programs received increases, more funding is needed to address climate change and prolonged drought.

Generational Advancements in Utah Water Policies this Year (Part 2)

— Major new funding and new flexibility improve the outlook for people and birds, even in drought.

Generational Advancements in Great Salt Lake Water Policies this Year (Part 1)

— Major new funding and new flexibility improve the outlook for people and birds, even in drought.
Western Sandpiper.

Funding for Saline Lakes Science included in Federal Spending Bill

— An important step to begin addressing challenges facing saline lake habitats—yet more funding needed.

Audubon Testifies in Favor of Funding for Klamath National Wildlife Refuges

— Migratory and wetland-dependent birds have already lost around 75 percent of historic wetlands.

Why We Need an Arizona Water Security Plan, Now

— Audubon urges state to implement policies that maximize investments on water projects.

Our Plan to Count Shorebirds in the Colorado River Delta

— A peek into Audubon’s scientific efforts to better understand a critical migration bottleneck.