Lake Powell

January 5, 2014--Colorado River drought forces a painful reckoning for states (New York Times)

The sinuous Colorado River and its slew of man-made reservoirs from the Rockies to southern Arizona are being sapped by 14 years of drought nearly unrivaled in 1,250 years. The once broad and blue river has in many places dwindled to a murky brown trickle.


Jewell Cites Need to Conserve Water

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell cited the Colorado River and Lake Mead as examples of the water conservation problems that she called one of the top issues facing her department.

Lake Powell: 4th Driest Year on Record

According to a November Summit Voice article, the past water year--October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013, was the fourth-driest on record for the Colorado River Basin as measured at Lake Powell.

December 13, 2013--NASA’s GRACE satellites show Colorado River Basin’s biggest water losses are groundwater (Circle of Blue)

As a first-ever declaration of water shortage in the Colorado River Basin approaches, water managers are paying keen attention to shrinking supplies in two bellwether reservoirs--Mead and Powell, which are both less than half full.


November 21, 2013--We all have an investment in the Colorado Water Plan (Denver Post)

We’re hearing a lot about the Colorado Water Plan these days. What does it mean for our state, and especially for our headwaters counties? Because approximately 80 percent of the state’s water comes from the Western Slope, and about that same percentage of the population lives east of the Continental Divide, we have a vested interest in the plan’s process and outcomes.


November 3, 2013--4th-driest year on record at Lake Powell (Summit Voice)

Even with some bonus inflow in September, the past water year Oct 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2013) ended up as the fourth-driest on record for the Colorado River Basin as measured at Lake Powell — the key reservoir on the river that helps balance supply and demand between the upper and lower basins.


October 19, 2013--Colorado River faces most critical snow season in recent years (Los Vegas Review-Journal)

Pray for snow. That’s about all Southwestern water users can do as the drought-stricken Colorado River enters what figures to be its most important snow season in recent memory. After 14 years of record drought, it will take an unusually wet year — one like the basin sa


October 17, 2013--Fill Mead first idea has big flaws (The Spectrum)

The Glen Canyon Institute is advocating Fill Mead First, a proposal to send water from Lake Powell to fill Lake Mead’s current water deficiency of 13.81 million acre feet. That amount of water would completely drain Lake Powell, a primary goal of GCI, which is “dedicated to


October 16, 2013--Feds begin Colorado River drought action (Mohave Valley Daily News)

After back-to-back driest years in a century on the Colorado River, federal water managers are giving Arizona and Nevada a 50-50 chance of having water deliveries cut in 2016, reports the Mohave Valley Daily News. A U.S.


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