Federal regulators have renewed their threats to step in and finish an emergency Colorado River drought agreement that appeared to be wrapped up Jan. 31.
Arizona has one week left to approve an emergency plan for the drought-stricken Colorado River, and Nevada officials aren’t just watching the clock run out from the sidelines.
Federal shutdown stops most park services at Lake Mead
Lake Mead National Recreation Area has named its new deputy superintendent, who will start work early next year.
For more than a year, federal officials have pushed for the completion of emergency drought plans by the seven states that share Colorado River water.
The National Park Service accidentally left a key detail out of its new low-water plan for Lake Mead, much to the dismay of residents of the small, lake-crazy community of Meadview, Arizona.
The National Park Service expects to spend about $25 million to move marinas and extend boat launch ramps if Lake Mead continues to shrink in the coming years, according to a new low-water plan released last week.
No one needs to remind local residents that they live in the middle of a desert or that for the past 17 years Southern Nevada has experienced a severe drought. Anyone who has journeyed to Lake Mead has seen the prominent “bathtub ring” showing how much the water level has fallen.
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A national environmental group is demanding a swarm of protections for a native desert bee now found only in Clark County.