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July 20 2012


Southwestern Drought, in Fact and Film

While drought is big news in much of the United States this summer, in the Southwest, it has become virtually a given. Its impact on the Colorado River is the focus of a new crop of books and documentaries.

December 12 2011


Rethinking the 'Timeless' Colorado Plateau

The looming forces of what is expected to be a drier and even more arid future have combined to create a place in motion, with more dust up and swirling.
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December 09 2011


November 17 2011


Not All Rivers Reach the Sea

A conservation writer and photographer-filmmaker recounted their journey down the Colorado River, which runs dry long before reaching the sea after decades of exploitation.

April 25 2011


A 21st-Century Water Forecast

A new federal report on climate change and the West supports predictions of future stress on supplies -- and offers a window on how the Obama administration is dealing with the fraught subject of climate change.

April 14 2011


A Reprieve for Western Water Users

Policy makers think they will have enough water to keep promises to every user from Mexico to Las Vegas to San Diego while still filling Lake Mead to a level 30 feet or more above the shortage line.

February 11 2011


December 31 2010


October 18 2010


Lake Mead Hits Record Low Level

"This is the place where the mega-dam began, and it may be the place where it ends," a policy analyst for an environmental group warns.

September 28 2010


Las Vegas's Worried Water Czar

In the legal pecking order governing water users in the lower Colorado River region, the city ranks low, so Pat Mulroy keeps pushing for regional concessions.

August 17 2010


Levels Plummet in Crucial Reservoir

Water levels in Lake Mead, the Colorado River reservoir, fell sharply again this summer and are nearing an elevation that would trigger the first-ever official water shortage on the river, reports say.
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