George Sibley says it is time for the seven states to throw out the the now century-old compact and start over.
Generation of electricity at Glen Canyon Dam sags as Colorado and other Colorado River Basin states struggle to slow the decline of Lake Powell.
Another 35 feet lower elevation of Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Daam will cease being able to generation electricity, with many implications.
Are the political institutional agreements and water infrastructure of the 20th century in the Colorado River Basin flexible enough for a hotter, dryer climate?
Declining levels of Lake Powell have left a boat ramp far above the water levels. It’s one concrete example of the perplexing challenge of a warming, aridifying climate in the Colorado River Basin.
Heat waves, bad air, flash floods, debris flows and drought—these were separate but interrelated parts of climate change in Colorado and beyond during 2021.
Drought, as we understand the word, doesn’t explain the diminished Colorado River flows. But what word better describes this steady disappointment in snowpack?