The residents of St. Thomas were forced to leave their homes behind when Lake Mead submerged their town. But after decades under water, drought has brought it back to the surface.
by Kate Shaw,
Mar 04, 2013
A wet winter postpones the declaration of a shortage on
the Colorado River as the Upper and Lower Basin states continue to
squabble over long-strategy for dealing with the region's
by Matt Jenkins,
May 16, 2005
The only reason Las Vegas has managed to thrive in the scorching desert is that its water is subsidized and its use is disconnected from the real cost.
by Andrew B. Wilson,
Jan 03, 2012
Lake Mead has dropped below its record low, and the reservoir's future does not look good.
by Emilene Ostlind,
Nov 08, 2010
Hoover Dam is an amazing piece of engineering, but it has outlived its usefulness.
by John Weisheit,
Nov 03, 2010
Quagga mussels hit the jackpot in Nevada; Lakes Mead and
Powell are in trouble; lots and lots and lots of snow – and a
few ambitious ski resorts; and Colorado is building a vegetated
overpass for wildlife on I-70.
by Jonathan Thompson,
Mar 03, 2008
Quagga mussels – an extraordinarily prolific and
costly invasive species – have appeared in Lake Mead, and no
one is sure how to keep these unwanted newcomers from infesting the
by Michelle Nijhuis,
Mar 05, 2007
Sometimes it seems that only the impact of a severe
drought can get Westerners to work together on water
by Paul Larmer,
May 14, 2007
Plans for permanently storing carbon dioxide in oil fields
will benefit energy companies who already use carbon dioxide
injection to boost output.
by Jodi Peterson,
Apr 26, 2004
The seven states of the Colorado River Basin have come to
a groundbreaking agreement that, among other things, will allow
cities such as Las Vegas to lease water from out-of-state farms
during times of drought
by Matt Jenkins,
Feb 20, 2006