DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks.
BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — The National Park Service says it is seeking public comment on the possible resumption of guided diving to a submerged B-29 bomber that has been designated as an archaeological site after crashing into Lake Mead in 1948.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation projects as much as 9 million acre-feet of water will be released from Lake Powell into Lake Mead in 2019, which might help prevent a water shortage declaration next year.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Researchers are working to better measure how much water is lost to evaporation at the nation's two largest reservoirs as part of effort they say could lead to new water management strategies.
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service has finalized its environmental assessment of Lake Mead, declaring that the man-made lake situated in Nevada and Arizona is at a safe level for recreational use.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A California irrigation district that has the largest entitlement to Colorado River water says it doesn't support proposed federal legislation to implement a multi-state drought plan.
PHOENIX (AP) — A major Southern California water agency is positioning itself to shoulder the state's entire water contribution under a plan to preserve a key river in the U.S. West that serves 40 million people.