With Water Leasing Vote, Colorado River Indian Tribes Will Seek Consequential Legal Change

Having gained an endorsement from its members, a tribe with one of the largest and most secure claims to water in the Colorado River basin will seek approval from Congress to lease water for use off of its riverside reservation.

Manmade Flood Gives Life to Colorado River Delta

A battered ecosystem begins to recover. By Brett Walton,…

Conservation Prevents Colorado River Shortage Declaration

Lake Mead forecast to remain above shortage trigger in 2017. By…

Colorado River’s Tale of Two Basins

Water diversions upstream increase risk in stressed watershed. By…

Lake Mead Record Low Reflects Changing American West

In drier conditions, the desire to use more water confronts the…

Lake Mead Drops But Hoover Dam Powers On

New investments expand the dam’s generating range. By…

Colorado to Approve First State Water Plan

Plan will endorse conservation, storage, and agricultural transfers…

Contemplating Water’s Future in a Dry Arizona Riverbed

A sunrise photoshoot in the drying Colorado River Basin leads to more than images -- Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter's meeting with Governor Stephen Lewis of the Gila River Indian Community.Circle of Blue Director J. Carl Ganter met with Governor Stephen Lewis of the Gila River Indian Community in the drying Colorado River Basin.

In Drying Colorado River Basin, Indian Tribes Are Water Dealmakers

Native Americans hold 20 percent of the basin's water rights. How they use their water will shape the future of the Southwest.

Colorado River Basin Conservation Agreements Take Shape

States look to delay mandatory water restrictions and preserve…

On Meeting the Colorado River for the First Time

Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton tastes the iconic river. Photo…

Water Supply at Risk, Las Vegas Considers $650 Million Insurance Policy

A new pumping station would draw water from the bottom of a shrinking Lake Mead.