Upper basin states seek added leverage to protect their river shares amid difficult talks with California and the lower basin
The May 2023 deal staves off an immediate water crisis but does not solve long-term problems in the Colorado River Basin.
The state’s fixation on oil and gas development threatens the Colorado River watershed.
New Mexico faces tough choices as a dire and historic drought continues and the Rio Grande is unable to give everyone what they want or need.
Drought in the West persists, but the increase in snowpack will likely allow for a significant recovery in reservoirs and soil moisture.
Experts warn that climate change has rendered old assumptions outdated about what the Colorado River can provide, leaving painful water cuts as the only way forward.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.
Cold Mountain Ranch and the Colorado Water Trust penned an agreement to improve the Crystal River’s streamflow and compensate nearby ranchers.
Cities in New Mexico and Colorado are juggling water scarcity concerns over the Rio Grande.
The rehabilitation of Grizzly Dam addresses safety concerns of corroded steel, seepage and operational problems.
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