Basin states continue to disagree on how to change the reservoirs’ operations, but they do agree that the current rules don’t work.
Colorado water agencies say the onus is on Lower Basin states to carve a path forward.
Deep mountain snow in Colorado is good news, but what really matters is how reservoirs and soil moisture are replenished when it melts
The major expansion of a previous experiment will be one of Colorado’s biggest contributions to emergency use cuts on the troubled waterway
California wants cuts based on Lake Mead elevation and not on water lost to evaporation and transportation, which Colorado and other states propose
Another significantly dry year combined with a 7 million acre-foot release could drop the reservoir below the point at which the dam can no longer generate hydropower
Despite giving states more time to negotiate, federal officials said some cuts were coming to parts of the Colorado River Basin
Bennet, other Western senators applaud funds meant to rent, buy or save water to fill the 2 million to 4 million acre-foot gap amid historic drought.
Colorado is among four states that sent a letter Monday to the Bureau of Reclamation with a plan, but also maintained the Lower Basin would need to take significant action
What two stooped and warped sentinels in the Great Basin are telling us is a scary story, with a twist of possible redemption. Approximately 1,800 years after popping out of the ground as seedlings, live bristlecone pines are still talking to us nearly two millennia later. They offer warnings and insight into long-term drought in […]