Another record-breaking year of wildfires across the American West means more cities are bracing for impacts to their drinking water supplies. The “consistently clean, clear water” residents have enjoyed is changing.
After the massive 1988 fires were extinguished, plenty of thorny questions remained: What did those fires mean for the park’s near-pristine rivers and lakes? And what is their legacy?
From our partner coverage of water issues in the Western U.S.: Freshwater is a rarity in the desert. Along the U.S.-Mexico border, Quitobaquito Springs are an ancient source defying the odds, but the site is in jeopardy.