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‘The crisis has arrived’: An elder statesman unpacks the battle over the West's water

  2023-12-18 (or before) in Politico

Former Interior Secretary Babbitt talks about the big meeting in Las Vegas this week and the kind of concessions needed to save the crucial waterway.

  Tagged under: Rivers | Colorado River | Colorado State

20 Calif. farm families use more Colorado River water than some states

  2023-11-10 (or before) in Desert Sun

Tens of millions of people rely on Colorado River water. But as its supply shrinks, these farmers get more water from the river than entire states.

  Tagged under: Farming | Colorado River | California | Rivers | Colorado State

As Colorado River shrinks, California farmers urge 'one-dam solution'

  2023-09-05 in Los Angeles Times

Some California farmers are urging the federal government to consider draining Lake Powell, supporting environmentalists’ push for a ‘one-dam solution.’

  Tagged under: Rivers | Drought | Colorado River | California

The Climate Crisis Could Mean the Twilight of the American West

  2023-09-03 by in Rolling Stone - Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage

In an excerpt from his book River Notes, leading anthropologist Wade Davis recalls how the taming of the Colorado River in the 1960s — ‘nature serves man’ went the thinking — helped sha…

  Tagged under: Rivers | Colorado River | California

Colorado River has lost 10tn gallons of water since 2000 due to climate crisis

  2023-07-27 in The Guardian

Volume of water lost equal to Lake Mead, US’s largest reservoir, or enough water to fill around 15bn Olympic-sized pools, study finds

  Tagged under: Rivers | Colorado River

Tribes seek greater involvement in talks on Colorado River water crisis

  2023-06-16 in Los Angeles Times

The federal government is opening negotiations on long-term plans for the Colorado River. Leaders of tribes say they don't want to be left out of key talks.

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Colorado River

Colorado River Is on Life Support, and 40 Million People Depend on It for Water

  2023-05-31 by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

Vulnerable communities may be at risk of reduced water supply under a new Colorado River agreement.

  Tagged under: Rivers | Colorado River

Colorado River snaking through Grand Canyon most endangered US waterway – report

  2023-04-18 in The Guardian

Unique ecosystem on the brink of collapse due to climate crisis and mismanagement, says conservation group American Rivers

  Tagged under: Rivers | Colorado River | California | Collapse

US considers imposing Colorado River water cuts to western states

  2023-04-11 in The Guardian

Depending on the plan, either California would be the most affected, or Arizona and Nevada would be parched

  Tagged under: Rivers | Colorado River | California | Colorado State

Musk company wants to dump millions of gallons of treated wastewater in Texas

  2023-03-15 (or before) by in Chron: Houston News, Sports, Entertainment, Food and Drink - Chron

A Musk-affiliated LLC has filed a request to dump 142,500 gallons per day near Bastrop.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Rivers | Cars | Texas | Tesla

Exporting the Colorado River to Asia, Through Hay

  2023-02-06 (or before) in National Geographic

As the West suffers long-term drought, experts look for ways to save water while still supporting local farmers.

  Tagged under: Farming | Colorado River | Drought | Rivers

Colorado River: US states fail to reach deal on cutting water use - BBC News

  2023-02-01 (or before) in The BBC

More than 40 million people in seven Western states rely on the drought-stricken Colorado River.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | Colorado State

Crisis on the Colorado

  2023-01-28 (or before) in Yale E360

  Tagged under: Colorado River

Opinion | Arizona Is in a Race to the Bottom of Its Water Wells, With Saudi Arabia’s Help

  2022-12-26 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Farming | Colorado River | Rivers | Saudi Arabia | Water Resources

In Arizona, Colorado River crisis stokes worry over growth and groundwater depletion

  2022-12-26 in Los Angeles Times

Even as Arizona grapples with cuts in Colorado River water, Phoenix’s suburbs are expanding. Experts warn that desert growth based on groundwater poses risks.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | California

A Water War Is Brewing Over the Dwindling Colorado River

  2022-12-23 (or before) by in Pro Publica

Diminished by climate change and overuse, the river can no longer provide the water states try to take from it.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Climate Change | Rivers | California | Colorado State

What will it take to stabilize the Colorado River?

  2022-12-23 (or before) in Science | AAAS

A continuation of the current 23-year-long drought will require difficult decisions to prevent further decline

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers

Colorado River conditions are worsening quicker than expected. Feds prepare to step in.

  2022-11-02 in The Denver Post - Colorado breaking news, sports, business, weather, entertainment.

Running out of time and options to save water along the drying Colorado River, federal officials said they’re considering whether to release less water from the country’s two largest re…

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | California

It’s the thirstiest crop in the US south-west. Will the drought put alfalfa farmers out of business?

  2022-09-12 in The Guardian

Agriculture – mainly alfalfa – consumes 80% of the Colorado River’s dwindling water supply, prompting calls for conservation efforts. Read the other stories in our megadrought series

  Tagged under: Farming | Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | California

The Colorado River drought is the first climate disaster the U.S. legally has to deal with

  2022-08-28 (or before) in

The Colorado River is dying and is one of the rare climate disasters that government officials will be legally required to address if current trends continue.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | Electricity Grid

Major water cutbacks loom as shrinking Colorado River nears 'moment of reckoning'

  2022-06-19 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

As the West endures another year of unrelenting drought worsened by climate change, the Colorado River's reservoirs have declined so low that major water cuts will be necessary next year to reduce risks of supplies reaching perilously low levels, a top federal water official said Tuesday.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Climate Change | Rivers

Colorado River Reservoirs Are So Low, Government Will Delay Releases

  2022-05-03 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Greenhouse Gases | Rivers

‘Climate change is fundamentally altering the Colorado River,' congressional panel hears - Colorado Newsline

  2021-10-17 in Colorado Newsline

States in the Colorado River Basin are adjusting to the reality that their rights outstrip the available water by nearly one-third.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | US Politics | Climate Change | Rivers | Colorado State

A Crisis Of Water And Power On The Colorado River - Inside Climate News

  2021-08-08 in Inside Climate News

Two decades of the West’s warming and drying climate came into sharp focus last month, when federal officials ordered water to be released above the nation’s second-largest reservoir to ensure that the Glen Canyon Dam can continue generating hydropower. The decision is the culmination of factors both in and out of human control. The Colorado […]

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Rivers

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