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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.
Colorado’s southeast plains have turned into a swirling dust bowl. Nevada is relocating herds of wild horses and cattle off parched federal rangelands. The Wyoming Weather Modification Pilot Program is regularly seeding clouds to make rain.
Las Vegas has long served as a stereotype of human excess: gambling, drinking, sex, all-you-can-eat buffets. But the latest chapter is playing out away from the strip, in the part of the valley where two decades of booming development have swelled the population to 2 million residents who rely on a dwindling water supply. Ninety percent of the southwestern U.S.
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
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
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.
On Sept. 13, as floods were washing away houses, roads and crops on the Front Range, about 200 people gathered in Grand Junction to discuss a water deficit: Demand for Colorado River water keeps growing, even as supplies may be shrinking.
Since the summer publication of a study that indicated Lake Powell loses some 380,000 acre feet of water annually from bank seepage, some environmental groups have been calling again for water managers to let the Colorado River pass Glen Canyon Dam and fill Lake Mead first.
Pat Mulroy, one of the most powerful executives in the state, said Monday she was going to retire as general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, where she has worked aggressively to ensure that Las Vegas doesn’t go dry.
September 20, 2013--Las Vegas water chief seeks disaster aid for Colorado River drought (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Colorado River is locked in the grips of a slow-moving natural disaster, and Southern Nevada Water Authority chief Pat Mulroy thinks the time has come for some federal disaster aid. “This is as much an extreme weather event as Sandy was on the East Coast,” she said, referring to the deadly and destructive storm that hit the United States in fall 2012.