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Southern California officials OK Colorado River drought plan

Southern California officials OK Colorado River drought plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California’s largest water wholesaler has approved a drought contingency plan that it hopes will help ensure the drought-stressed Colorado River will supply the Southwest for a decade. General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger says Tuesday’s approval adds the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to water agencies […]

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Vegas-area water managers advance drought plan

Vegas-area water managers advance drought plan

Las Vegas-area water managers have become the first to advance a multi-state drought contingency plan that officials hope will ease the effects of Colorado River water shortages. The Southern Nevada Water Authority board unanimously approved the state’s plan Thursday. It comes ahead of a meeting next month of water users […]

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Flows to increase through the Colorado River in Grand Canyon

Flows to increase through the Colorado River in Grand Canyon

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — More water will be flowing through the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon than normal. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says it will release torrents of water from the Glen Canyon Dam starting Monday morning. The high-flow experiment will run for 60 hours. The increase is […]

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US states agree on plan to manage overtaxed Colorado River

US states agree on plan to manage overtaxed Colorado River

DENVER (AP) — Seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River say they have reached tentative agreements on how to manage the waterway amid an unprecedented drought. The plans announced Tuesday were a milestone for the river, which supports 40 million people and 6,300 square miles (16,300 […]

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Colorado River flow peaking early, at historically low level

Colorado River flow peaking early, at historically low level

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado River’s peak flows are arriving early this spring and at one of the lowest levels recorded. The Daily Sentinel reports that peak flows are expected Sunday on the Colorado and Gunnison rivers, at about 8,500 cubic feet per second near the Utah line. Only the […]

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Mexico, 2 US states could see Colorado River cutback in 2020

Mexico, 2 US states could see Colorado River cutback in 2020

Water managers say there’s a better-than-even possibility that Mexico and the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada will get less water from the Colorado River in 2020 because of a drought. U.S. officials said Wednesday there’s a 52 percent chance the river’s biggest reservoir, Lake Mead, will fall low enough […]

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Outlook for vital Southwestern US river remains grim

Outlook for vital Southwestern US river remains grim

DENVER (AP) — The outlook for the most important river in the Southwestern U.S. remains grim this summer after April storms failed to produce much snow in the mountains that feed the waterway, forecasters said Monday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the Colorado River is expected to carry […]

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