US official declares drought plan done for Colorado River

Seven states that rely on a major waterway in the U.S. West have finished a yearslong effort to create a plan to protect the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought, the federal government declared Tuesday.

Seven states seek US support for Colorado River drought plan

Seven states that rely on a major river in the U.S. West are pushing for federal legislation to implement a plan to protect the water amid a prolonged drought, signaling they see the finish line in what has been years of ...

Plan to combat drought in West hinges on California, Arizona

A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to water from a major Western river is using its power to demand federal funds to restore the state's largest lake, hoping to capitalize on one of its best ...

Sociologists ensure water equity flows near and far

Will there be enough water for everyone in the near future? Water equity affects us all and is one of the 21st century's key environmental justice issues. While people may look to CSU's engineers and watershed scientists ...

How drought and other extremes impact water pollution

One in 10 Americans depends on the Colorado River for bathing and drinking. Last fall's record-high temperatures reduced Colorado snowpack in winter 2018 to 66 percent of normal, sparking concern over water shortages downstream ...

Another rare fish pulled back from extinction

Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S.

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