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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.
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.
DENVER (AP) — Forecasters say one of the most important reservoirs in the Southwestern U.S. will likely collect less than half its normal amount of spring runoff this year because of a warm, dry winter across much of the region.
This winter in the southern Rocky Mountains is shaping up to be one for the record books. And not in a good way.
While the East Coast is suffering through a winter that featured a ‘bomb cyclone,’ the West Coast has been dry.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The first forecast of the year for Colorado River water supplies is a bleak one.
PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — California's water managers are saying it's too early for fears that the state is sliding back into its historic five-year drought.
The main focus of water managers up and down the Colorado River is keeping Lake Mead high enough that emergency drought measures do not have to kick in.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new NASA study says loss of water from rocks during drought caused California's Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch in height from October 2011 to October 2015.
Utah's October rainfall was 80 percent lower than the month's average.
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.
Water is life. And Nevada is on the front lines of dealing with scarce water resources.
After last winter’s rains, Californians breathed a collective sigh of relief.
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Officials say the rain and snow that soaked much of northeastern Nevada is a good start to the water year, which began this month.
Snowpack and water storage are up in Washoe County, so the water authority won’t require residents to cut back by a specific amount. Why does one good year of snowfall allow for relaxed conservation?
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal government is adding White Pine County in Nevada to a list of primary natural disaster areas due to drought.
You remember those pictures from last year – officials and their trailing reporters from many western states trekking up to do their annual snowpack measurements.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A panel of drought experts is meeting to drill down on recommendations for handling the ongoing dry spell.
The Nevada Drought Forum is scheduled to meet Monday and discuss a report they're supposed to turn in to Gov. Brian Sandoval by Dec. 15.
The search for new water sources is never-ending for growing cities in the desert Southwest.
Here in the desert southwest, where the drought is beginning to make residents see water as a commodity more valuable than gold, this might surprise you.
Governor Sandoval and water experts from all over the state were in Carson City this week conferring about water – it’s use, who gets it and, most importantly, the lack of it in the Southwest.
It’s a practice that’s been around for decades but few know about it. It’s called water banking.
It was a project that took more than two years, $34 million and more that 96 million 4-inch plastic balls.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sin City may look like a lush water-waster as the state endures its fourth year of a severe drought but casino-resorts say its fountains and greenery are well-crafted illusions.