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Cultivating Optimism as Drought Cripples the Colorado River July 19 2021 Reservoir levels have fallen to historic lows in the Colorado River Basin, as the region grapples with a record-shattering drought. Two experts share insights—and reasons for optimism.
A Wish List for Water Collaboration with the Biden‒Harris Administration January 6 2021 Cooperation between California and the federal government was at a low ebb over the past four years. A diverse group of experts discusses top water priorities for collaboration between the state and the new administration.
Why the Big Drop in California’s Colorado River Water Use? March 2 2020 California's use of Colorado River water is at its lowest level in decades. We talked to John Fleck of University of New Mexico about this trend.
Planning for a Drier Future in the Colorado River Basin August 12 2019 The Colorado River’s waters are over-allocated, making it hard to address the challenges climate change brings. We talked to Doug Kenney of the University of Colorado about managing the basin for a drier future.
What Does the Colorado River Drought Plan Mean for California? May 13 2019 Here’s how a new plan to address chronic water shortages in the Colorado River Basin will affect Southern California water users.