As climate change and overuse shrink Lake Powell, the emergent landscape is coming back...
Lake Powell’s decline offers an opportunity to recover the landscape at Glen Canyon, but it also presents serious challenges.
Calls grow for statewide water conservation standards; some cities skeptical
With a warming climate continuing to rob streams and rivers of their flows, talk in Colorado has resumed about how to limit growing water demand for residential use.
State officials draft bill on stream restoration
Colorado officials have drafted a bill aimed at addressing a tension between stream restoration projects and water rights holders.
Photos: Lake Mead and Hoover Dam aerials, May 2021
This page features aerial images of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, along the Colorado River near Las Vegas, Nevada. Lake Mead is the nation's largest reservoir by capacity, but its...
Why rain on snow in the California mountains worries scientists
Professor Keith Musselman explains the complex risks rain on snow creates and how they might change in a warming climate.
High stakes standoff
A high stakes standoff is playing out over how to save the Colorado River. And with the biggest man-made reservoir in America — Lake Mead — running dry, time...
Photos: Cataract Canyon aerials, October 2022
This page features aerial photos of Cataract Canyon, along the Colorado River in Utah's Canyonlands National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Cataract Canyon begins at the confluence with...
Two pumped water storage projects move forward in Colorado
Two proposed pumped water storage projects that could expand Colorado’s ability to store renewable energy are moving forward.
A new strategy for western states to adapt to long-term drought: Customized water pricing
Rather than raising everyone’s water prices, we propose a customized approach that lets individual consumers decide whether to pay higher prices.
A Colorado River flows drop and tensions rise, water interests struggle to find solutions...
Experts warn that climate change has rendered old assumptions outdated about what the Colorado River can provide, leaving painful water cuts as the only way forward.