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Colorado River

August 26, 2019, 11am PDT
New agreements and the first cutbacks in water usage signal the start of concerted efforts keep the river and reservoirs from dropping to dangerous levels.
Arizona Republic
July 21, 2019, 9am PDT
Rivers are high and drought conditions have been lifted, but experts say that the 19-year drought in Colorado isn't over.
5280
April 11, 2019, 7am PDT
The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan will head to President Trump's desk for an expected signature before heading back to seven states for final ratification.
Cronkite News
April 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
A Los Angeles Times editorial board sheds light on the ongoing environmental disaster of the Salton Sea in California, and the lack of action by the state to mitigate the worsening impacts.
Los Angeles Times
April 4, 2019, 11am PDT
Las Vegas has almost maximized its growth potential given projects for its future water supply—something has to give.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 2, 2019, 9am PST
In California, a billion gallons of water ends up in the ocean every day. A new bill seeks to curb this practice by requiring treatment facilities to increase recycling and reuse efforts.
Los Angeles Daily News
February 2, 2019, 9am PST
California and Arizona couldn't come to terms on a drought contingency plan for the Colorado River, compelling the Department of the Interior to act.
KQED
January 19, 2019, 11am PST
In an interview with Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, former Arizona Governor and former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbit recommends new approaches to the challenges facing the Colorado River watershed.
Land Lines, Lincoln Institute Of Land Policy
November 10, 2018, 11am PST
The "Satellite timelapse" account on YouTube created a timelapse of satellite imagery of Las Vegas and nearby Lake Mead between 1986 and 2016.
Satellite timelapse on YouTube
October 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
A final agreement is still a year away, but seven states have taken a substantial step toward sustainability for the Colorado River.
Associated Press
October 9, 2018, 11am PDT
Metro Phoenix has a lot to think about as Lake Mead water shortages become ever more likely. A three-state drought contingency plan may only be a temporary fix for a problem that'll divide cities and stakeholders.
azcentral.com
August 28, 2018, 9am PDT
Arizona has excelled at storing water in preparation for future droughts. The challenge now is how cities will access that water when they need it.
Arizona Daily Star
August 22, 2018, 12pm PDT
Two case studies exemplify the extreme economic and legal pressures surrounding water supply in the state of Arizona.
Water Deeply
August 6, 2018, 12pm PDT
A proposal by the nation's largest utility could be a model to deal with the most formidable problem presented by intermittent renewable electricity sources.
The New York Times
May 31, 2018, 1pm PDT
Cheap water flows freely to the golf courses of St. George, Utah, but all the new residents mean it’s going to have to increase supply or reduce demand—or both.
CityLab
April 24, 2018, 9am PDT
As the Department of the Interior auctions off 'vast swaths' of American wilderness to oil and gas companies, fiscal conservatives and conservationists alike wonder if it’s the right thing at the right time.
Houston Chronicle
October 2, 2017, 11am PDT
Corporations have rights in the United States, and an organization called Deep Green Resistance is going to federal court in Colorado to argue that rivers should too.
The New York Times
July 19, 2017, 8am PDT
Look no further than the American Southwest for signs that human ingenuity is no match for the ability of the planet to reassert its power.
Pacific Standard
June 30, 2017, 7am PDT
Documenting the effects of climate change on the West's most vital source of water.
The Conversation
April 12, 2017, 6am PDT
The American Rivers advocacy group has released its annual report on the country's most endangered rivers, paying special attention to the threats posed to the country's waterways in new federal policies and budget plans.
American Rivers