Swings from snow drought to extreme winter rainfall make managing reservoirs, like the Oroville Dam, incredibly difficult. But what exactly is "snow drought"?
Earth scientists work with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to help keep a border-straddling hydroelectric power plant on the Black Sea coast safe from landslides.
In the largest compilation of anthropogenically induced earthquakes, causes range from building water reservoirs to mining.
New geological findings suggest that an ancient flood in a popular legend about the birth of China's civilization might have actually occurred, but some 150 years later than historians thought.
New agreements regarding the Klamath River in Oregon and California would enable the largest U.S. dam removal project ever. Critics say water quality will suffer, decry hydropower loss.
Reservoir Evaporation Workshop; Boulder, Colorado, 22–23 October 2015
Researchers use high-resolution simulations to reexamine the rainfall events that led to one of the most destructive floods in U.S. history.
Scientists examine nitrous oxide production in aquatic environments and the conditions that drive it.
Restoring rivers to their free-flowing state promises a host of environmental benefits, but contaminated sediments may cloud the picture.
Upper Niger River study shows that satellite altimetry could help resource managers optimize reservoir releases even on ungauged rivers.