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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.


December 21, 2010--Mexico to defer some Colorado River water until 2014 to allow for quake recovery (Los Angeles Times)

U.S. and Mexican officials reached a deal Monday for Mexico to defer part of its water allotment from the Colorado River until 2014 while farmers in the Mexicali area repair irrigation networks damaged by an earthquake this year.


August 16, 2010--Levels plummet in crucial reservoir (New York Times)

Water levels in Lake Mead, the Colorado River reservoir, fell sharply again this summer and are nearing an elevation that would set off the first-ever official water shortage on the river. The reservoir, which supplies roughly 30 million users in the West, dropped to 1,087 feet above sea level, or about 40 percent of capacity.


August 14, 2010--Mexico, US talking about Colorado River water (Denver Post)

A powerful Easter Sunday earthquake along the Mexico border has had ripple effects in Nevada, spurring international talks about future use of the Colorado River and the water level in Lake Mead.


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