Southeast Kansas town is almost out of water, and signs of crisis are everywhere

BY: - October 31, 2023

CANEY — It’s hardly a question of whether the water will run out for one town on the Kansas-Oklahoma border. It’s a matter of when. The stubborn drought that has hung over southeast Kansas for close to two years has brought Caney, a town of less than 2,000 people, within weeks of reaching the end of […]

Board updating 50-year plan to ensure Oklahomans have access to water 

BY: - October 27, 2023

Oklahoma officials are seeking input from residents about their top water concerns as a state board begins to craft a plan to ensure enough water is available for the next 50 years. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board, which is tasked with predicting supply and demand, is updating its comprehensive plan. The Legislature appropriated $3.5 million […]

Native lands lack clean water protections, but more tribes are taking charge

BY: - October 24, 2023

Across the roughly 1,300 square miles of the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwest Minnesota, tribal members harvest wild rice in waters that have sustained them for generations. They’ve been working for decades to restore sturgeon, a culturally important fish, and they harvest minnows and leeches to supply bait for anglers across the country. But […]