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Water Rights: Arizona Senators John Kyl and John McCain Meet With Navajo Nation Leaders

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Decades in the making, a Navajo-Hopi water rights settlement…
Shiprock, New Mexico: The Navajo Nation — which spans a 70,000-square-kilometer stretch of mesa, sand, and canyons in parts of New Mexico, Utah, and northern Arizona — is the largest and, arguably, the driest American Indian reservation in the United States.

Racing an Arizona Senator’s Retirement, Dry Navajo Nation Draws Closer to Securing More Water

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The largest reservation in the U.S. has one of the nation's highest poverty rates — more than 40 percent — and very little water infrastructure. Many residents pay nearly 50 times the municipal cost for water, which instead is delivered from a tank in the back of a truck, often resulting in water-borne intestinal illnesses.
Digital Controls Improve Energy Efficiency

Digital Controls Improve Energy Efficiency at Colorado River Dams: Davis, Hoover, Parker

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Mechanical parts from the 1950s are being replaced with digital controls at three dams.

Arizona's Gamble — Conserve Water Now, Prevent Deeper Cuts Tomorrow

For years, the state took as much water as it could from Lake Mead; now it plans to leave some in the reservoir.

Q&A: Jonathan Waterman on Running Dry

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Jonathan Waterman has lived for five months on the waters of the Colorado River--he's paddled its length and then walked when the river ran out.

Navajo Nation Council Approves Water Rights Settlement

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If signed by the U.S. Congress, the deal would give the Navajo and Hopi tribes rights to Colorado River water.

US Government Approves World’s Largest Solar Project

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The Blythe solar plant is the sixth on public lands to get federal approval this month.

The Rising Cost of Settling the American Desert

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Power plant that moves torrent of water uphill considers closing

Low Water May Halt Hoover Dam’s Power

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What happens if Lake Mead drops too low to generate electricity at Hoover Dam?

Running Dry: One Man's Journey to Raise Awareness About the Shrinking Colorado River

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In 2008 journalist and photographer Jon Waterman spent five months traveling the Colorado River to understand the extent of its shrinking.