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Risk of Colorado River Decline

Via the Las Vegas Review Journal, an article on the decline of the Colorado River: It supplies water and power to 40 million people from Wyoming to Mexico and irrigates billions of dollars in cropland used to feed millions more. No wonder so many people are worried about the Colorado River. Punishing drought has ravaged […]

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On the Water-Starved Colorado River, Drought Is the New Normal

Via Yale’s e360, an interesting article on the impact that a 19-year drought and climate change in the U.S. southwest is having upon making the region, water managers and users along the Colorado River: In the basement of the University of Arizona’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, the fragrant smell of pine hangs in the air as […]

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In a Warming West, the Rio Grande Is Drying Up

Courtesy of the New York Times (subscription required), a look at how – even in a good year – much of the Rio Grandeis diverted for irrigation but, in 2018, it’s only May and the river is already turning to sand: Mario Rosales, who farms 365 acres along the Rio Grande, knows the river is […]

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US, Mexico Reach Deal To Conserve Colorado River Water

Via Associated Press, a report on a new agreement between the United States and Mexico to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River: The United States and Mexico unveiled an agreement Wednesday to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River, including spending millions of dollars on conservation and environmental projects and drawing up plans to deal with any shortages […]

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U.S. And Mexico Agree To Share A Shrinking Colorado River

Via the High Country News, a report on how the two nations are poised to sign an updated water pact to deal with drought: On a sunny March morning in 2014, dam operators lifted a gate on the Morelos Dam on the Colorado River, at the U.S.-Mexico border. Water gushed toward the river’s dry delta at […]

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U.S. and Mexico Finalizing Colorado River Water-Sharing Deal

Via USA Today, a report on progress between the U.S. and Mexico on a new Colorado River water sharing agreement: The U.S. and Mexican governments may be sharply at odds on President Trump’s plan for a border wall, but when it comes to water – and the potential for a major shortage along the Colorado River […]

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