Colorado River: A watershed moment
A “mega-drought” across the Southwest will force the federal government to declare a water shortage on the Colorado River this month. The decision would be historic for the watershed, which serves 40 million people in seven states: California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. The river system provides irrigation that turns desert into farmland and is an important source of drinking water and hydroelectric power.
- Albuquerque Journal: Report outlines Colorado River strategies
- Salt Lake Tribune: One summer storm doesn’t end Utah’s drought, weather expert says
- KNAU: Lake Powell’s Historic Low Level Strands Some Boat Ramps—And Reveals Others
- Bloomberg Law: Drought-stricken Colorado mulls water measuring for agriculture
- Las Vegas Sun: Staying the course on water conservation remains vital to Las Vegas’ future
- NBC11: Drought Response Information Project creates scavenger hunt for water conservation awareness