To enhance flood modeling, it is imperative to gain a comprehensive understanding of the causative mechanisms and cutting-edge models and tools, while also acknowledging their uncertainties.
Years of drought and climate change are causing water resources to dwindle in the Colorado River Basin. But farmers and scientists are collaborating to learn how to grow crops with less water.
The 1922 Colorado River Compact ignored available science and overallocated the river’s water, a decision whose effects reverberate today. Now there’s an opportunity to get things right.
Surface-rupturing earthquakes can abruptly reroute rivers when fault scarps function like dams. Researchers have now successfully modeled such an event that occurred in New Zealand.
A global collaboration inventoried greenhouse gas emissions from rivers, lakes, and streams.
Machine learning leverages large data sets to reveal hidden patterns explaining when, where, and why dissolved organic carbon moves from hillslopes to streams.
A global study found dangerously low levels of dissolved oxygen in rivers around the world. The true prevalence of hypoxia is probably even higher.
An annual report highlights 10 waterways that have arrived at forks: where public support could determine whether they receive protection.
The Arctic is warming up, but instead of large rivers migrating faster, they’re actually slowing down because of shrubification.
As Colorado River Basin states prove unable to reach a consensus in reducing their water consumption, the U.S. Department of the Interior is investigating an option that defies the Law of the River.