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Conservation Prevents Colorado River Shortage Declaration

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

In Drying Colorado River Basin, Indian Tribes Are Water Dealmakers

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

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

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

Colorado River Research Group Delivers Message of Water Limits

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Veteran scholars argue that creative solutions for the iconic watershed must begin with a hard fact, something our Brett Walton finds refreshing.

In Colorado River Basin, Groundwater Is Disappearing Much Faster than Lake Mead

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Groundwater losses during historic drought equal one and a half…

Infographic: Hoover Dam's Troubled Waters

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Completed in 1935, Hoover Dam supplies electricity to 29 million people in Arizona, California and Nevada.

Jolted by Reality, Colorado River Water Managers Plan for Persistent Drought

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Unprepared for more years of drought, basin states work to preserve…

Runoff Forecast for Colorado River Shrinks in March

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Heading into the last weeks of winter, the Colorado River Basin…

U.S. and Mexico Sign Major Deal on Colorado River Issues: Delta Restoration, Infrastructure, Water Sharing

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The agreement marks a turn in Colorado River management. Senior…

Photo Slideshow: Above the Colorado River

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A bird's eye view of the Colorado River demonstrates how persistent drought conditions affect the basin and how the southern Nevada region manages its share of what trickles down.