Archive for the ‘Colorado River’ Category

Breaking Down The”Breakthrough” Colorado River Deal

Via The Land Desk, thoughtful analysis of the “breakthrough” Colorado River deal which likely won’t be enough to save the river system: The News: Arizona, California, and Nevada have come up with a landmark agreement to slash their consumption of Colorado River water by 3 million acre-feet in coming years. The Colorado River and its reservoirs […]

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The Colorado River Is Shrinking. See What’s Using All the Water.

Courtesy of the New York Times, an interesting graphical look at how the Colorado River’s water is used: Hint: It’s less about long showers and more about what’s for dinner. The water supply that 40 million Americans rely on has been pushed to its limit. Reservoirs and wells are running low. This week, the states […]

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States Reach Deal To Protect Drought-Stricken Colorado River

Courtesy of The Washington Post, a report that the states along the Colorado River have reached a deal with the federal government to protect the drought-stricken waterway: The states along the Colorado River — a vital source of water and electricity for the American West — reached an agreement with the Biden administration to conserve an […]

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States Near Historic Deal To Protect Colorado River

Courtesy of The Washington Post, an article on a potential historic deal to protect the Colorado River: After nearly a year wrestling over the fate of their water supply, California, Arizona and Nevada — the three key states in the Colorado River’s current crisis — have coalesced around a plan to voluntarily conserve a major portion of […]

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U.S. West: When One Almond Gulps 3.2 Gallons of Water

Via The New York Times, commentary on the water shortage in the U.S. West: When interviewing people in their homes here, I didn’t have the heart to ask them if I could use the bathroom. There’s no water to spare, so some families flush only once a day. As for showers, they’re rationed and timed: […]

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Lake Powell Is Rising, but Megadrought’s Effects Still Felt

Courtesy of The Washington Post, an article on how a large snowpack is quickly melting into the critical Colorado River reservoir, but experts say it will do little to reverse the effects of a historic megadrought: Weeks after the surface of Lake Powell sunk to an all-time low, the key Colorado River reservoir is rising more […]

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