Five articles from The Conversation’s archive explain what’s happening and what’s at stake in the Colorado River basin’s drought crisis.
Lake Powell’s decline offers an opportunity to recover the landscape at Glen Canyon, but it also presents serious challenges.
As drought and climate change sap the Colorado River, even the water in the Upper Basin’s high-elevation reservoirs isn’t enough to protect the larger system.
The rehabilitation of Grizzly Dam addresses safety concerns of corroded steel, seepage and operational problems.
Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming form a partnership to compete for the financing of new hydrogen hubs.
Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming may face requests for voluntary cutbacks in their use of Colorado River water next year.
A new study shows that sedimentation from the Colorado River means that Lake Powell's storage capacity is lower than previously believed.
Experts say it will take a lot more than one snowy winter to refill the reservoir.
Low levels and warming waters threaten to increase invasive species in the Colorado River.
As competition for water increases, the way hydropower is managed within regions and across the power grid in the U.S. will have to evolve.