U.S. Senators introduced the Voluntary Groundwater Conservation Act, aiming to help farmers protect groundwater while keeping their lands productive.
Snow accumulation this winter is uplifting the water supply outlook for the southwestern states, but more than one wet season is needed.
The USDA released its "Western Water and Working Lands Framework for Conservation Action" that identifies challenges and strategies for the arid west.
Interested parties are invited to comment on a proposed EIS for a small reservoir in Wyoming's Medicine Bowl National Forest, part of the Colorado River system.