Drought map shows status of California water crisis as Newsom adjusts rules
California Governor Gavin Newsom rolled back some of the state's drought restrictions but kept others in place.
Videos show California releasing water from reservoirs after massive storms
More precipitation is on the way, and water management officials are releasing water in some reservoirs to make room for what's to come.
Drought maps show California's water crisis before and after major storms
The map told a shockingly different story only three months ago, before most of the storms hit the state.
Is California's water crisis over?
More than 44 percent of the state is free from drought after a series of moisture-laden storms, but is the weather enough to end the state's drought?
Is Lake Mead filling back up?
While Lake Mead's water levels have increased by a few feet since December 2022 thanks to the recent rain, it is projected to hit record lows later in 2023.
"Deep trouble": Water levels at California's reservoirs leaving towns dry
The state's reservoirs and groundwater levels may not completely recover despite the recent rainfall, and water shortages could result.
Is California still in a drought?
California has been inundated by rain, with over five inches falling in a single day in San Francisco on December 31.
In the Race To Save Earth's Biodiversity, Water Is Getting Its Due
Nature supports life on Earth. We have a commitment anew to heal her.
America's drought-hit lakes and rivers in sobering before and after photos
"The Colorado has been in a drought for the past 22 years now, the most significant drought in 1,200 years," geoscientist Antonia Hadjimichael told Newsweek.
Americans are running out of water. A towering iceberg could be the answer
As an unprecedented megadrought continues to affect the Western United States, causing water shortages, an unusual solution to water crises is being considered.
Invisible No More—Bringing a Human Voice to Water Insecurity
We are past due to include the invisible experiences of water insecurity in any discussion of a precious resource that none of us can live without.
Mississippi River shipwreck exposed by drought as water levels plummet
As of October 31, the water levels of the Mississippi River in Memphis are are at minus 8.2 feet.
Mississippi drought reveals hidden Civil War relics in river
Riley Bryant discovered rusted Civil War bullets on the previously submerged banks of the Mississippi, as well as a soldier's belt buckle.
Septic waste to seep into coastal homes according to horrifying projection
Homes in North Carolina and other East Coast states could be swamped with sewage, potentially bringing pathogens causing typhoid, cholera and dysentery.
California megadrought reveals long-lost WWII ghost ship on dried lake bed
No one knows how or when the wrecked World War II military vessel—dubbed the "ghost boat"—ended up in Lake Shasta.
FBI Questions Brett Favre Over Mississippi Welfare Money Amid Water Crisis
Critics are slamming state officials for giving the Hall of Fame quarterback funds instead of using the money for updating the state's water systems.
Jackson Has A $1 Billion Water Problem—Feds Gave Mississippi $75 Million
Many residents in Jackson have been without usable water following the flooding of the Pearl River.
Mississippi Officials Warn of Dangers of Showering Amid Water Crisis
Governor Tate Reeves has already cautioned Jackson residents against drinking any water from the city's taps.
Jackson Water Crisis: Emergency Declaration Follows Years of Turbulence
Water pressure issues "are resulting in low or no water pressure for many Jackson customers," Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said in a statement.
Jackson Water Crisis Updates: Emergency Pump Brought to Water Plant
President Biden approves an emergency declaration in Mississippi due to the ongoing water crisis.
Kim Kardashian, Kevin Hart Among Stars Accused of Violating Drought Rules
Nearly 97 percent of Los Angeles is in a state of "severe drought" according to Drought.gov.
Enormous Dinosaur Footprints Discovered in Texas Riverbed Dried by Drought
As drought conditions led river levels to drop, new dinosaur tracks were uncovered fossilized in the Paluxy riverbed.
Lake Mead Water Use Reductions Essential to Stop 'Catastrophic Collapse'
Concerns about Lake Mead's falling levels have triggered water-saving measures.
NASA Images Show How Drought Has Caused Lake To Vanish in Just 7 Years
The Cerro Prieto reservoir in drought-savaged northern Mexico has nearly entirely dried up to only half a percent of its full capacity.
Utah's Great Salt Lake Drops to Lowest Levels After Years of Drought
The Great Salt Lake in Utah has recorded its lowest water levels since records began in 1847, due to drought.
Matt Damon: Water Crisis is the 'Great Global Challenge'
In an exclusive Newsweek interview, Hollywood star Damon and engineer Gary White reveal the steps needed to prevent a water shortage catastrophe.
Call For The EPA to Step In Latest Issues With Pearl Harbor Water Crisis
A U.S. senator called on the EPA to take the lead on a possible diesel contamination of the Pearl Harbor military base's water supply.
City Advised By EPA to Forfeit Ownership of Faulty Water Facility
The agency toured the city's water facility and found multiple problems that could be responsible for its lead-infested water.
United Nations Says Global Water Crisis Looms as Climate Change Worsens
"We need to wake up to the looming water crisis," warned Petteri Taalas, secretary general of the World Meteorological Organization.
Water Shortages are Coming. Why Aren't We Prepared?
Decentralized water treatment infrastructure is the key to boosting our water recycling, and buffering ourselves against the impact of water shortage.