Western states chart diverging paths as Colorado River water shortages loom
Republican lawmakers in Utah approved an entity that could push for more of their state's share of Colorado River water as seven Western states, including Colorado, prepare to negotiate how to sustain a river serving 40 million people.
After lawsuit from Colorado and other states, Utah asks Trump administration to delay decision on tapping Lake Powell
Utah cited the need to consider roughly 14,000 public comments on a draft environmental impact statement, released in June by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, for the Lake Powell pipeline project
Water shortages in Lake Powell, Lake Mead likelier than previously thought
Compared with an average year, only 55% of Colorado River water is flowing from the Rocky Mountains down to Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona line
Colorado, five other states promise lawsuits if feds fast-track approval of Utah’s Lake Powell Pipeline project
Decades of collaborative agreements between the states that rely on the Colorado River could be threatened by the Trump Administration plan to expedite review of Utah’s diversion project
Western U.S. faces reckoning over water, but avoids cuts for now
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is expected to release projections Friday that suggest Lake Powell and Lake Mead will dip slightly in 2021
Why planting tenacious tamarisk seemed like a good idea until it wasn’t, and other harrowing tales of Colorado’s invasive species
For scientists, preserving nature’s balance can mean love-hate-love relationships with everything from Dalmatian toadflax to horny beetles and jumping carp.
Pocket of severe drought lingers over Southwest U.S., including Colorado
In all, nearly 70% of Colorado is abnormally dry or in moderate or severe drought,
Changes were made to water flow out of the Glen Canyon Dam. And that led to more bugs in the Colorado River.
The number of adult midges throughout the Grand Canyon rose by 34% on weekends versus weekdays during last year's experiment
The plan to protect the Colorado River still isn’t done. Now what?
Here's a look at river and the drought plan and why it matters
Arizona joins Colorado River drought plan just before federal deadline in effort to keep reservoirs from draining too low
The nightmare scenario for Arizona, California, Nevada and Mexico — which draw from Lake Mead — is a phenomenon called "dead pool," in which the level of the lake's surface falls below the gates that let water out