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What Happens If Glen Canyon Dam’s Power Shuts Off?

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Lake Powell is drying behind one of the Southwest’s largest hydropower plants.

Arizona’s Future Water Shock

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Smaller cities. Soaring water prices. Scorched desert towns. 

Unsafe Yield

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Severe drought, dead wells, political division push Arizona steadily closer to water supply peril.

At Peak of Its Wealth and Influence, Arizona’s Desert Civilization Confronts A Reckoning Over Water

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State’s powerful will to grow is challenged by extreme heat, deep drought, and serious water-related stress.

Colorado River Forecasts Not a ‘Crystal Ball’

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Computer models inform key decisions in the Colorado River basin. But they cannot predict the future.

Shrinking Reservoirs Trigger Deeper Water Cuts for Lower Colorado River

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Federal government declares, for the first time, a Tier 1 shortage due to low water at Lake Mead.

Drought, The Everything Disaster

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When water stops flowing, painful days are at hand.

Amid Dire Colorado River Outlook, States Plan to Tap Their Lake Mead Savings Accounts

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Arizona and California intend to draw on water they banked in the big reservoir, even as water levels drop.