November 10, 2012--US, Mexico close to Colorado River water use pact (Denver Post)

Government leaders in the United States and Mexico are close to signing a pact to add areas south of the border to Colorado River water sharing agreements involving seven Western U

August 24, 2012--The Colorado River Compact; Will the Lower Basin ‘call' the river? (Grand Junction Free Press)

The Colorado River Compact, signed on Nov. 14, 1922, is a compact among the seven Colorado River Basin states and the U.S. that apportions the use of Colorado River water.

April 17, 2012--Drought sparks dispute between Texas, Mexico over release of Rio Grande water to farmers (Washington Post)

Texas officials have made clear with a strong rebuke of the decision to release the spring’s first Rio Grande waters to Mexican farmers that every drop will be monitored as both sides of the border suffer through a historic drought. Mexico wanted a traditional early release from reservoirs so spring planting in the Juarez Valley wouldn’t be delayed.

April 10, 2012--Salazar: Protect planet while using resources (Denver Post)

It's important to protect the planet as we use its resources, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Monday night at a conference where he spoke on the Colorado River but also took a

February 15, 2012--Mexico oil watchdog sounds alarm (Wall Street Journal)

Mexico's oil regulator is sounding an alarm over plans by the country's state oil monopoly to drill two ultra-deep-water wells near U.S. waters this year, saying neither the company nor his commission is prepared to handle a serious accident or oil spill there.

February 15, 2012--Where the Colorado runs dry (New York Times)

Most visitors to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon probably don’t realize that the mighty Colorado River, America’s most legendary white-water river, rarely reaches the sea.

October 30, 2011--Back-to-back dry years worry NM water officials (Denver Post)

Everyone in New Mexico knows about the drought—from the farmers and ranchers who live on the plains to ditch riders in the Rio Grande Valley and backyard gardeners in the

June 10, 2011--Colorado River users could face shortage in 2015 (Denver Post)

Deep spring snowpack in parts of the West has given states in the Colorado River basin some relief from drought, but water officials said Thursday there's still work to do to keep faucets running in the future. Before this year, there was a "serious possibility" that a water shortage would be declared next year for California, Arizona and Nevada, U.S.

February 12, 2011--New tree ring study pinpoints ancient mega-droughts (Summit Voice)

A new tree ring study spanning more than 1,200 years is helping archaeologists pinpoint the exact dates of ancient mega-droughts that may have been key factors in the decline of major pre-Hispanic cultures in Mexico and Central America.

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