In today’s ‘new normal,’ there is simply not enough water to maintain both Lake Powell and Lake Mead.
The latest draft of the plan sets strict guidelines for approving new diversions over the Rocky Mountains.
Former Reclamation Commissioner Daniel Beard tells how defunct water policy, and the bureau itself, contribute to drought.
Even as the Southwest teeters on the edge of a radically drier future, a rare opportunity to revive the Colorado River Delta has emerged in an agreement hashed out between Mexico, the U.S. and some of West's most powerful – and thirsty – water agencies.
Generous spring snow storms were a momentary, if welcome, distraction from the region's real weather story: drought.
Scientists thought periodic, controlled floods in the Grand Canyon might help native fish. But so far, there's little evidence they have.
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