California reservoir levels before and after rain seen from space
NASA satellite images show changes to the water levels of Lakes Oroville and Shasta after heavy rainfall.
Shocking images show plummeting water levels at Oregon lake
Lake Abert has dried up so much that the water's salinity levels are too high for native brine shrimp, a major food source for migratory birds.
How Sierra Nevada record snowpack will impact California drought
The Sierra snowpack has reached nearly 250 percent of the average for this time of year.
Lake Powell water level update as Arizona city begins to conserve water
Lake Powell's levels have been steadily decreasing over a 10-year period.
"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.
Are California reservoirs filling up?
The recent heavy rainfall across the state has helped the water levels of many reservoirs recover, but some are still lower than average for this time of year.
What will it take to get California completely out of drought?
"It's a huge problem," hydrogeologist Rich Pauloo told Newsweek, "we'll run out of groundwater in 100-400 years at business as usual rate."
How much rain does California need to get out of drought?
Parts of Del Norte, Imperial and Riverside Counties in California are officially drought-free, with the current rain having possibly played a role.
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.
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.
Putin to continue Ukraine attacks despite massive cost
Recent Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure show "a change in approach" and a potential shift away from nuclear threats.
Drought Is Killing the Trees at Lake Tahoe
Overcrowding of the trees in the Sierra Nevadas, combined with California's scorching drought, has meant trees are competing for water.
Scientists Create Green Hydrogen Fuel From Thin Air
Hydrogen gas can now be made using only the air's humidity via electrolysis using renewable solar or wind energy.
Global Weirding: Humans Have Caused Chaos on Earth
Climate change caused by human actions will increase the frequency of weird and chaotic weather events, scientists say.
Why Do People in Jackson, Mississippi Not Have Usable Water?
"Do not drink the water," Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said on Tuesday.
Video of Tanker Outside Mississippi Gov Mansion Emerges Amid Water Shortage
Governor Tate Reeves said that Jackson cannot produce enough water to fight fires or reliably flush the city's toilets.
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.
Third Lake Mead Body Was Found Encased in Mud at Shore of Swimming Area
Lake Mead's receding shorelines, due to an intense drought in the area, have revealed three previously submerged bodies.
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.
Lake Mead Drought Shown In Dramatic New NASA Images
Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S., has hit its lowest water levels ever this month, as seen in NASA pictures.
Texas Favorite Disappearing From Shelves As 'Challenges' Hit Supply
Texas' favorite drink, Topo Chico, is disappearing off the shelves in the state that loves the beverage so much.
U.S. Megadrought Is Worst for Over 1,000 Years: How Long Could It Last?
A megadrought has been affecting vast swathes of the western United States for more than 20 years.
Algal Bloom Potentially Sickening Hikers on California Trail
Newsweek spoke with hikers who were planning to skip a section of the Pacific Crest Trail because of drinking water possibly contaminated with an algal bloom.
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.
Texas Border Town in Crisis as Half of Residents Without Water
Repairing the city's damaged pipes, which are 50 years old, could cost roughly $50 million for the 300 feet of replacement needed.
4 Days After Ida's Landfall, Over 600K Still Without Water in Mississippi
Emergency officials warned "there are no shelters, no electricity, very limited resources for food, gasoline and supplies, and absolutely no medical services."
Iran Protest Videos Show Violent Clashes With Police, Loud Bangs Amid Chaos
People have taken to the streets in the southwestern province of Khuzestan to protest water scarcity and power cuts.
Water Cannons Used to Disperse Water Shortage Protest
Demonstrators in Delhi were attempting to cut the water supply to government officials' homes when they were hit with the cannons.
Tribes Struggle for Water in Colorado River Basin as Drought Sears the West
Tribes in the Colorado River Basin have been trying to claim their legal access to its water for years. The drought has only increased their struggles.