Colorado River

August 26, 2016, 10am PDT
Jeff Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, explains how the impacts of California’s historic drought are already changing the landscape of the American Southwest.
The Planning Report
June 23, 2016, 6am PDT
As climate changes in the Rockies and the southwest, Lake Powell is gradually shrinking. The debate over Glen Canyon Dam is on again, and this time environmentalists aren't the only ones against it.
Pacific Standard
December 17, 2015, 9am PST
The Colorado River, drinking water source for one in ten Americans, is severely impacted. A new interactive visualization illustrates just how dramatic the problem has become.
U.S. Department of the Interior
December 11, 2015, 7am PST
Eric Balken makes the case that Lake Powell, anchored in place by the Glen Canyon Dam, is too inefficient a reservoir during times of water scarcity. Lake Mead, he says, is more than up to the task.
High Country News
August 10, 2015, 10am PDT
The Environmental Protection Agency finds itself in a peculiar place. Normally it investigates spills caused by the private sector. Now it's cleaning up a massive spill it caused while investigating a leak at an abandoned mine in southwest Colorado.
The New York Times - U.S.
April 7, 2015, 2pm PDT
American Rivers' list of the "Most Endangered" U.S. rivers provides an annual reminder of the abuse waterways bear in the name of the country's economy and culture.
American Rivers
December 19, 2014, 1pm PST
National Geographic details the effects of the "Minute 319" agreement that will return water to the Colorado River Delta.
National Geographic
March 14, 2014, 8am PDT
If you fancy yourself a modern-day John Wesley Powell, but to this point haven’t climbed on a raft headed Grand Canyon way, Google recently released a series of “Street View” style photos from the very bottom of that most famous natural landmark.
AP via San Jose Mercury News
April 22, 2013, 11am PDT
In time for Earth Day, American Rivers has released its annual list of the country's most threatened rivers. Topping this year's list is the Colorado River, a waterway so dammed, diverted and over-tapped that it ultimately "dries to a trickle."
Take Part
November 13, 2012, 7am PST
Cynthia Barnett says Americans live under an "illusion of water abundance" and calls for government water managers and private water companies to "stem the drain on America's water resources before it's too late."
The Los Angeles Times
September 22, 2010, 8am PDT
Freshwater resources are running out and being overused -- a global crisis that can be seen in the declining flows of the Colorado River.
Smithsonian Magazine
March 17, 2010, 6am PDT
The Colorado River Delta is in tough shape once it ventures into Mexico. But now, a group of NGOs and local governments are showing how the sensitive area can be kept clean.
Miller-McCune Magazine