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Las Vegas’ water intake now visible at drought-stricken Lake Mead

Lake Mead and Lake Powell upstream are the largest human-made reservoirs in the U.S., part of a system that provides water to more than 40 million people

Water

Tired of mowing your lawn?  Colorado could pay you $2 a square foot to rip it out. 

Turf buyout programs could start to solve some of the water shortages during long-term drought. A bill would expand grass buyouts statewide and double local payments.

Environment

The Colorado River is drying up faster than federal officials can keep track. Mandatory water cuts are looming.

Plummeting reservoir levels at Mead and Powell solidify Arizona cutbacks next year and near-future threats to all the Compact states, from Colorado to California

Climate

Colorado, southwestern U.S. states now have a Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

Water users from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming should have had a pact to sign at an annual water users' conference this week in Las Vegas. They didn't.

Environment

“We all know the clock is ticking”: Colorado, other western states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan

Arizona has been the holdout, with farmers, cities, Indian tribes and lawmakers in the state set to be first to feel the pinch still negotiating how to deal with water cutback

Environment