Jan 17, 2014
California's rainfall last year was the lowest since 1877, it hasn’t rained yet this "rainy season," fire watch started in January, and there's almost no Sierra snowpack to melt. There's a drought emergency in this giant agricultural state.
Jan 16, 2014
Austin has banned watering lawns and raised rates for city water. So affluent residents are drilling private wells.
May 27, 2013
Drought conditions from last year in the U.S. are likely to continue. Commentator Robert Glennon says that spells trouble for the nation's groundwater supply.
Apr 23, 2013
DuPont Chemical is primarily known for products like paint pigment, but the sale of drought-resistant seeds is boosting the company's earnings.
Apr 11, 2013
Water laws in the West often give priority to whose who used a water source first, often farmers. Farmers in New Mexico are fighting to regain their place at the head of the line.
Mar 21, 2013
We check in with Ken Lenox, cattle rancher in Rolla, Missouri about the lingering effects of last summer's drought.
Mar 19, 2013
After months of drought, barge line operators on the Mississippi River celebrate the rain.
Dec 28, 2012
One stretch of the river is closed during the day so Army Corps of Engineers can blast away rock just below the low water.
Dec 24, 2012
Losses from hurricanes, tornadoes, drought and other severe weather events totaled more than any other year besides 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina.
Dec 19, 2012
Continued drought along the Mississippi River is creating problems for barge lines and the goods they ship.