Climate change was talked about before, but not with the same alarm as this year at an annual water meeting, a reflection of what is happening on the ground
A federal agency has elevated the risk of Lake Powell reaching dead pool, unable to generate electricity. It’s part of what some call the new abnormal.
Declining levels in Lake Powell pose difficult choices, including whether to let farms and ranches dry up to maintain reservoir levels.
An agreement has delivered the first $1 million for work to address impacts of a new transmountain diversion from the climate-stressed Colorado River headwaters.
George Sibley says worried debate in Colorado and other upper-basin states about how to avoid a Colorado River Compact curtailment is badly misplaced.
Drought, as we understand the word, doesn’t explain the diminished Colorado River flows. But what word better describes this steady disappointment in snowpack?
A new normal on the Colorado River? Think again, say authors of a new white paper. They say water managers need to be thinking much drier, a new abnormal.
A scientist who co-wrote a book about the Colorado River, what he calls the charismatic megafauna of Western rivers, calls for more attention to other rivers, too.
Colorado and the West have plenty of reasons to talk about both energy and water, but usually those conversations occur in separate rooms. An attempt to bring them together by historian Patty Limerick had much the same result, as she herself acknowledged.
Hoover Dam’s hydroelectric generation was very important when the dam was completed in 1936, helping Los Angeles became a great city. Can Hoover Dam and Lake Mead become a giant battery tries to become 100% renewable powered?
In “Science Be Dammed,” Eric Kuhn and John Fleck explain how the foundations for water allocations of the last century were premised on flawed assumptions, and that these assumptions were made disregard of the best science then available. Draw your own conclusions about the lessons applicable to the present.