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...
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Experts warn that climate change has rendered old assumptions outdated about what the Colorado River can provide, leaving painful water cuts as the only way forward.
Can the Ancient Humpback Chub Hang On in Today’s Grand Canyon?
It has survived invasive predators, too-cold water, poisoning, electro-shocks, and a ginormous dam. Still, the chub persists.
Water trouble in Rio Verde Foothills
An Arizona community may be ground zero for climate change in America. The Colorado River basin is in crisis — its reservoirs are running dry. Brad Hicks shows you...
Las Vegas water
The Las Vegas area has taken several effective steps to conserve water, with more efforts on the way. Brad Hicks of public broadcasting’s This American Land reports. Length: 2:00 Download scriptDownload full-resolution...
The seven states failed to meet a federal deadline of February 1st to agree on a plan to use less water from the Colorado River. Brad Hicks of the...
The Great Drenching
How did California get battered by a relentless barrage of devastating atmospheric river storms despite La Niña?