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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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