Hard choices for the Colorado River

By Mark Squillace and Quinn Harper The seven Colorado River states—Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming—face a daunting mid-August deadline. The federal government has asked them to come up with a plan to reduce their combined water usage from the Colorado River by up to 4 million acre-feet in 2023. That is … Continue reading Hard choices for the Colorado River

The Colorado River has come alive even as it ebbs

By Char Miller The Colorado River is revealing its secrets. For decades a World War II landing craft lay submerged 200 feet beneath Lake Mead’s surface — but now it’s beached, rusting in the sun. It’s become an unsettling marker of just how vulnerable the river is and how parched the Intermountain West has become. … Continue reading The Colorado River has come alive even as it ebbs