ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico oil and gas operators will be required to report the amount and quality of water used to drill wells, officials said.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say drought conditions have worsened in five of the state's eight counties.
The Connecticut Interagency Drought Workgroup on Monday raised the...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A decades-long battle over a northern New Mexico river has taken another turn, as a panel of federal appellate judges has reversed a lower court ruling by determining that...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — One northwestern New Mexico city is trying to curb water use as the region deals with persistent drought.
The Farmington City Council passed a resolution Tuesday...
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The primary part of the Yampa River in northern Colorado is under water usage restrictions for only the second time ever.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of New Mexico’s largest drinking water providers will stop diverting water from the Rio Grande to help prevent the stretch of the river that runs through Albuquerque...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The southern half of New Hampshire is experiencing moderate drought conditions, prompting the state Department of Environmental Services to tell people with private wells to...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Environmental groups have sued the federal government, saying unchecked groundwater pumping near a southeastern Arizona Army base threatens the San Pedro River and endangered...
PHOENIX (AP) — The agriculture industry is pushing back against efforts in the Arizona Legislature to track the amount of water being drawn from large groundwater wells in rural areas around the...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A longtime water conservation advocate says Arizona and the other Lower Colorado River Basin states need to cut their water use more and faster.
HUMBOLDT, Kan. (AP) — Residents of a southeast Kansas town were told Friday they could return to using the city's water after its water plant reopened.
ATLANTA (AP) — The ongoing court fight over water resources that involves Georgia, Florida and Alabama is now focused on south Georgia farmers.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Italian real estate company that has long eyed development outside the Grand Canyon's South Rim again is seeking permission to improve forest roads and run utilities to...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Low water supplies in two Alaska communities have resulted in an emergency declaration by area officials, a report said.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A special $5 Environmental Protection Agency fee in place since 2015 is coming off Vicksburg residential utility bills Oct. 1.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Researchers at West Virginia University are testing an idea to help save freshwater resources by combining wastewater from power plants with wastewater from...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Researchers at West Virginia University are trying to figure out how to create a more environmentally friendly way to keep power plants running.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Officials have temporarily placed restrictions on water use on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park after rockslides caused a pipeline...
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Washington state and an electric utility have reached an agreement that provides an uninterrupted water supply to hundreds of homes affected by regulations protecting...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a court order that revoked a water use permit for a mine proposed beneath a Montana wilderness area (all times local):
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Nebraska's capital has ordered residents to cut their water use in half because the city's well fields are threatened by record flooding on the Platte...
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Charles Cook and Suezan Hill-Cook didn't think much of a medical marijuana growing operation when it set up shop next to their home near Redmond in 2015. Over the next few years,...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A council focused on curating data related to water use and resources in New Mexico would be created under legislation introduced in the state House of...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui is working to update its 20-year plan that guides the management and use of water across the island.
Public hearings begin this week on the new draft of the water use and development plan, which Maui County last adopted in 1990, The Maui News reported .
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Environmental regulators in South Carolina want more authority to manage water use in the state.
The board at the Department of Health and Environmental Control voted Thursday for new rules that would apply in seven counties that have no limit on the amount of water that can be withdrawn, The State newspaper reported.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney took up the question of water shortage this week in Utah, one of the driest states in the country, during a debate as he runs for a U.S. Senate seat in his adopted home state against Democrat Jenny Wilson. But federal water managers say he oversimplified a complex issue when he said Utah's unused water allotment goes to California.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A trial over water rights is underway in one of the longest-running court cases in Arizona history.
The case will determine who has rights to water from the Little Colorado River basin. The claims number in the thousands and likely exceed the water available.
The trial is expected to last years. Up first is the Hopi Tribe, which will spend the next couple of months outlining its past and present water use.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Water officials aren't giving up a nearly 30-year effort to get state approval to pump groundwater from arid valleys just west of the Utah state line and pipe it to faucets, fountains and fairways in Las Vegas.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority board decided Thursday to appeal last month's decision by Nevada's top state water official to deny the agency key groundwater use rights in parts of Lincoln and White Pine counties.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Portsmouth city officials are asking residents to reduce the amount of water they use as demand soars during a heat wave.
PHOENIX (AP) — A proposed housing development that opponents say will dry out one of the Southwest's only free-flowing rivers can take shape after the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the developer has proved it has sufficient long-term water supply.
But plaintiffs in the long-standing lawsuit against the Pueblo Del Sol Water Company over its proposed 7,000-home development plan to take the case to federal court.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a water rights case in southern Arizona (all times local):
The Arizona Supreme Court has sided with a proposed development in southern Arizona in a water-rights case involving one of the Southwest's only free-flowing rivers, the San Pedro.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Colorado has agreed to pay Kansas $2 million in a settlement resolving claims regarding Colorado's past use of water under the Republican River Compact.
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer said in a news release Friday that the settlement is an investment in the basin to ensure a better future for Kansas water users.
The Republican River Compact allocates the waters of the basins between the states of Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Records show U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul and his family last year used more water than any other residence served by the Austin Water district, consuming more than 1.4 million gallons.
The Austin American-Statesman reports that McCaul's home is one of 22 residences that used more than 1 million gallons of city water.
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — City officials say the groundwater in one of the largest cities near the Navajo Nation is being mined at a faster rate than it can recharge thanks to drought conditions.
The Gallup Independent reports Gallup, New Mexico, officials said Tuesday that groundwater levels in the city have dropped about 200 feet over the past 10 years. Officials say within the decade, the supply is not expected to meet current water demands.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The water level in an Idaho aquifer increased 1.7 million acre-feet (2.1 billion cubic-meters) over last year.
It's the single largest increase in the water volume in more than 80 years, the Capital Press reported .
Abundant precipitation during the past two years, recharge efforts and reduced water use by farmers boosted the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer.
KELSO, Wash. (AP) — The western Washington city of Kelso is asking residents to voluntarily limit water use due to low flows in the Cowlitz River.
City Manager Steve Taylor tells The Daily News that residents are being asked to limit yard watering and vehicle washing to 30 minutes on even days of the month for even-numbered addresses and on odd days for odd-numbered addresses.
Residents are also being encouraged to limit showers to five minutes.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — About half of New Hampshire is in a drought, and state regulators are recommending that outdoor water use be limited until conditions improve.
The United States drought monitor said Thursday that 45 percent of the state is having a moderate drought, and the rest of the state is abnormally dry.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington is implementing tougher steps to conserve water because voluntary usage reductions haven't done enough to cope with the northwestern New Mexico city's water shortage.
The City Council on May 1 had declared a first-stage water shortage advisory and urged residents to conserve water to try to reduce use by 10 percent, but officials say water use since then actually increased with unusually warm temperatures and a lack of snowpack.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some South Texas cities have started restricting water usage due to dropping Edwards Aquifer levels amid drought conditions.
The Edwards Aquifer Authority on Monday announced Stage 1 pumping restrictions after the 10-day average level of an index well dropped below the minimum 660 feet (201 meters).
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — As Aspen officials are considering passing water restrictions due to low snowpack levels, they have asked residents to do their part and reduce water use by 10 percent.
The Aspen Times reports that on Tuesday, city council agreed to announce that "stage one" water shortage conditions exist.
DETROIT (AP) — An energy conservation program is reaching out to owners and managers of small, commercial buildings in Detroit to show them ways to cut their energy and water use in half.
The Detroit 2030 District's May 16 meeting at Next Energy also will give information on how to lower transportation greenhouse gas emissions.
CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Residents of several Southern California communities are being asked to limit water use this week while a major pipeline is closed for repairs.
Starting Monday, the state Department of Water Resources will be fixing a portion of the Rialto Pipeline, which serves cities in parts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.
The work is expected to last until Saturday. During that time agencies will rely solely on local water supplies instead of regional deliveries.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park is implementing more stringent water use restrictions and conservation measures due to a series of breaks in the pipeline that supplies the South Rim.
Park officials say the park will remain in conservation mode until water in storage tanks reaches sustainable levels.
LONDON (AP) — Water companies in southeastern England and in Wales are asking customers to use less water after the rapid thaw following a recent freeze caused pipes to burst throughout their networks.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group wants to tap 7 million gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan to meet its needs.
The city of Racine asked the state Department of Natural Resources for permission Monday to divert water from the lake primarily to serve the planned display panel factory and campus.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Environmental officials in South Carolina are worried about how much water large farms are using.
The State newspaper reported the Department of Health and Environmental Control is looking to limit the amount of water that is removed from groundwater tables in Lexington and six other counties.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Week-old mandatory conservation measures water remain in effect at Grand Canyon National Park while work is underway to fix malfunctioning pumps that deliver water to South Rim storage tanks as officials say further restrictions may be necessary.
The park's utility system provides water to millions of visitors annually in addition to the 2,000 residents who live within the park.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California regulators ruling on Nestle water claims (all times local):
Nestle, which sells Arrowhead bottled water, says it will comply fully with California law after regulators said it lacks valid permits to take millions of gallons of water from Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest report on drought conditions in North Carolina shows two-thirds of the state is either in moderate drought or is abnormally dry.
The latest report from the Drought Management Advisory Council on Thursday lists 24 counties in the center of the state as in moderate drought. The area stretches from the Virginia border to the South Carolina border.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The utility company that services Trenton is asking customers to use less water due to operational issues.
The Trentonian reports the state Department of Environment Protection issued a release on Saturday requesting Trenton Water Works customers cut back on water use. According to the department, the problem stems from low water flow at a plant.