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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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Reckoning Ahead for Arizona as Water Imbalance Grows on Colorado River

Via Water Deeply, a report on the impact of reduced Colorado River water in the U.S. Southwest where Arizona could suffer the most pain if Lake Mead’s shrinkage triggers a shortage declaration: The Central Arizona Project aqueduct system is shown west out of the Phoenix metro area. The aqueduct meanders more than 300 miles to […]

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U.S. West’s Challenge Is Still Water Scarcity, Wet Winter Or Not

Via the Christian Science Monitor, a detailed look at how – with climate change affecting water supplies already strained by urban growth – states in the Colorado River basin are being forced to innovate and adapt: The number of “For Sale” signs compete with “Open” in the storefronts along the main street in this hilly […]

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