Trump Just Signed a New Plan for the Colorado River. There's Already a Lawsuit to Halt It.
The Imperial Irrigation District in California has sued to halt the plan, arguing that it wrongly ignores the Salton Sea.
Could Leasing Water Rights Provide a Way Out of the Drought for California?
The state’s cities need water. Its farmers have it. Maybe leasing rights to it could solve the crisis responsibly.
What You Need to Know About the Drought in California—and How It's Affecting You
It's part of a much bigger water crisis in the West.
Use It or Lose It: Across the West, Exercising One's Right to Waste Water
“Use it or lose it” clauses give farmers, ranchers, and governments holding water rights a powerful incentive to use more water than they need.
The Complex Effort to Parcel Out Colorado River's Water
Conservationists find themselves at the back of line in divvying up water from one of the world's most litigated rivers.