California has laid out its own proposal for how the seven states that rely on the Colorado River should conserve water, releasing its plan one day after the other six states sent their own joint proposal to the federal government.
Six out of seven Colorado River basin states have settled on a proposed set of cuts aimed at saving the crumbling river system and preventing Lake Mead and Lake Powell from crashing — with one very notable state missing from the agreement: California.
Hefty snowfalls from a series of atmospheric rivers have brought a slightly rosier outlook for the beleaguered Colorado River.
An adaptive ramp to provide boat launches has been installed at Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s Callville Bay.
Motorists should brace for travel impacts on Hoover Dam bridge next week.
A plane that made an emergency landing on Lake Mead in October was found last month at the bottom of the lake by a local consulting firm.
Two prescribed burns are planned in the coming days to reduce the risk of fires at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
The Rocky Mountains snow season is off to a well-above-average start thanks to a recent surge of stormy weather across the West. But whether it will be enough to buoy levels at Lake Mead and along the Colorado River remains to be seen.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority has a plan for how the seven states that rely on the Colorado River can protect Lake Mead and Lake Powell.
Federal officials on Friday warned of a future in which Lake Mead could soon fall to a point where the Colorado River system would “stop functioning.”
As Western water managers are gathering in Las Vegas this week, a long-sought deal to curtail water use along the cratering Colorado River still seems a ways off.
Max Convis never imagined a day when park officials would even consider the option of restricting boat access to Lake Mead, a reservoir he has boated on for half a century.
Even as other communities in the Las Vegas Valley have recycled water since the 1960s, the city closest to Hoover Dam uses up to 500 million gallons a year one time and then casts it away, lost to the air and desert.
Shrinking water levels are creating a murky unknown about recreational boating on Lake Mead.
With the negotiations between states at an impasse over how to address the dwindling Colorado River, the Interior Department announced Friday that it is taking its first step toward potentially revising the current guidelines for the river’s two major dams.