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Climate change still threatens Colorado River after wet winter

Despite recent wet conditions, states still face a future with increasingly less water for farms and cities.

Utah presses forward with pipeline plans despite Colorado River Basin constraints

The pipeline would be like dipping a 140-mile straw into Lake Powell halfway across the state.

Snowmelt fills rivers in US Southwest, easing drought fears

An abundance of snowmelt is rushing into the Colorado River, the Rio Grande and other waterways after a desperately dry 2018.

Dams could protect ranchers from climate change's drought, but could they also contribute to it?

Wyoming is moving forward on building or expanding several reservoirs on the Green River, a main branch of the Colorado River.

On stressed Colorado River, states test how many more diversions watershed can bear

The river is running short on water, and this is pushing some states to tap into every available drop before things get worse.

Arizona plans for drought contingency plan impacts

Water managers are preparing for a future with less Colorado River water.

Western states sign historic agreement to deal with drought

The drought contingency plan has been years in the making.

Discussion Looks to Future Colorado River Negotiations

With the drought contingency plan on the books, water leaders are starting to think about what's next.

Above-Average Snowpack Improves Colorado River Reservoir Levels

It's good news for Arizona water this year, but doesn't reverse nearly two decades of drought in the Colorado River Basin.

Trump Signs Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan

The president announced his approval following a bipartisan effort to move it through Congress.

In Colorado River’s Final Hundred Miles, Small Signs of Life Return

In recent years, the U.S. and Mexico have begun committing resources to restore portions of the final hundred miles of the dried-out delta.

As the Colorado River Basin Dries, Can an Accidental Oasis Survive?

As the fate of the Colorado River's delta is in the hands of many groups, inadvertent wetland Ciénega de Santa Clara has an uncertain future.

Five Years Later, Effects of Colorado River Pulse Flow Still Linger

While many effects were short-lived, it had a lasting impact on the imaginations of those connected to the river delta.

Arizona Members of Congress Introduce Legislation to Finalize Drought Plan

The DCP Authorization Act outlines how states propose to manage water from the Colorado River in the future.

Bipartisan Drought Plan Legislation Coming to Congress 'Very Soon'

The drought contingency plan needs congressional approval before it can become law of the river.

States Ask Congress to Authorize Drought Contingency Plans

The measures are meant to prevent Lakes Mead and Powell from dropping to catastrophic levels.

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