Photo: Elaine Moore stands next to a dry irrigation canal and almond orchard near her property, where two wells have gone dry this summer in Chowchilla, Calif. As California’s drought deepens, Elaine Moore’s family is running out of an increasingly precious resource: water. The Central Valley almond growers had two wells go dry this summer.
Garnett Querta slips on his work gloves as he shifts the big rig he’s driving into park. Within seconds, he unrolls a fire hose and opens a hydrant, sending water flowing into one of the plastic tanks on the truck’s flat bed. His timer is set for 5 minutes, 20 seconds — when the tank
In this photo provided by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover presides over the signing of the Colorado River Compact in Santa Fe, N.M., on Nov. 24, 1922 [AP EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a collaborative series on the Colorado River as the 100th anniversary of the historic Colorado River Compact
A new online dashboard that aims to give state and local governments the real-time information they need to fight climate change paints a bleak picture for Arizona’s future, calling for more heat, more drought and more wildfires. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said it’s an important, if grim, message. “We are spending tens of millions of
Kristen Burckhartt felt overwhelmed. She needed time to reflect, to let it sink in that she had just briefly soaked her feet in the water where Jesus is said to have been baptized, in the Jordan River. “It’s very profound,” said the 53-year-old visitor from Indiana. “I have not ever walked where Jesus walked, for
Photo: Kelly Anderson shows how dry one of his fields is, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in Maricopa, AZ. Anderson grows specialty crops for the flower industry and leases land to alfalfa farmers whose crops feed cattle at nearby dairy farms. He knows what’s at stake as states dither over cuts and expects about half of