Drought in the West persists, but the increase in snowpack will likely allow for a significant recovery in reservoirs and soil moisture.
Five articles from The Conversation’s archive explain what’s happening and what’s at stake in the Colorado River basin’s drought crisis.
Farmers and ranchers in Colorado have submitted proposals to help restore the Colorado River, but the impacts remain uncertain.
Even a deep snowpack in the West likely won't be enough to end the drought.
River District says it’s impossible to provide meaningful review
A new ranking shows Colorado in ninth place nationwide for its water-saving laws and policies, and in fourth place among states in the Colorado River Basin.
Lake Powell’s decline offers an opportunity to recover the landscape at Glen Canyon, but it also presents serious challenges.
Rather than raising everyone’s water prices, we propose a customized approach that lets individual consumers decide whether to pay higher prices.
Experts warn that climate change has rendered old assumptions outdated about what the Colorado River can provide, leaving painful water cuts as the only way forward.
Irrigation practices that maintained the Salton Sea have been reduced, and excess water is being transferred to coastal cities instead.