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The Colorado River is the lifeline for 40 million people in the West.
Sharing that water comes from years of carefully crafted agreements between seven states and Mexico.
A quiet, rising tension over water in the southwest has burst into the public square.
The Salt River Project (SRP) puts on an annual water expo, and this year’s featured a pile of cold, wet, white powdery stuff on a hot sunny day in Tempe.
From the roof of Chuck McAfee’s adobe farmhouse in rural southwestern Colorado, you can see into three other states: Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
As the weather warms up, the water level of Lake Mead will once again become a topic of conversation - and a worry.
A years-long fight over tapping rural water for city use is about to get a first-ever hearing before a federal judge in Las Vegas.
As Southern Nevada boomed, the level of Lake Mead—our main water source--dropped. Deeper straws were built to keep whatever water remains in the lake flowing to our homes.