The governor’s proposal calls for leadership change, a dozen new positions and adding $5 million to fund state water plan grants
Colorado River Compact
Colorado River managers looking to release less water from Lake Powell
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
Opinion: To keep Colorado River water flowing, pay farmers to conserve it
Water conservation in cities is necessary, but insufficient. Most water is used by agriculture.
In Wyoming, Flaming Gorge Reservoir’s water recedes as Colorado River Basin contends with drought
A boating and fishing paradise on the Utah-Wyoming line is beginning to feel the effects of the two-decade megadrought gripping the southwestern U.S.
State of unease: Tribes in the Colorado River basin without water rights
One hundred years after the signing of the Colorado River Compact, many Native American tribes still struggle to fully secure water rights.
Nevada looks to conservation as the Colorado River dwindles
Unlike other states of the Colorado River Basin, Nevada has one main river user: Las Vegas, which uses 90 percent of the state’s allocations.
WATCH: Colorado Basin tribes without water rights
One hundred years after the signing of the Colorado River Compact, many Native American tribes still struggle to secure Colorado River water rights.
Farming, water and Wall Street on Colorado’s Western Slope
Agriculture producers in Colorado’s Grand Valley face difficult questions over the future of Colorado River water in the West
New Mexico officials grapple with how to make do with less Colorado River water
New Mexico is expecting more pressure on its Colorado River water as more tribes reach water rights settlements and build out infrastructure.
Arizona water officials worry about future access to Colorado River
While Arizona cities reliant on the water have backup supplies to cushion them in the short term, talk of cuts leaves long-term picture more uncertain.