Western states hit by further cuts to Colorado River water

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face reductions in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West experiences more drought, have federal officials announced on Tuesday. While the cuts won’t bring immediate new restrictions – like a ban on … Read more

US: Drought-hit states will get less from the Colorado River

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. officials announced Tuesday that two U.S. states that rely on water from the Colorado River will face more water cuts as they experience extreme drought. The decision affecting Arizona and Nevada came as officials predict levels at Lake Mead, the largest US reservoir, will drop even more than they … Read more

Lake Mead Water Levels: Live Updates

A moose wades through the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park in Grand County, Colorado.(Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Getty Images) The Colorado River watershed spans some 246,000 square miles. But most of its flow comes from a handful of snow-capped mountain ranges in southern Wyoming, western Colorado and northeastern Utah, according to water researcher and … Read more