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MOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Mohave County authorities say a body found in the Colorado River has been identified as that of a wanted man who apparently drowned accidentally after going into the river to avoid being taken into custody during an April 5 attempted traffic stop. The Sheriff's Office says ...
DENVER (AP) — Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona's largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who rely on the river. The four ...

The Upper Colorado River Commission and Denver Water accused the Central Arizona Project, managed by the Central Arizona Water Conservancy District (CAWCD), of manipulating their water orders to keep Lake Mead from dipping to a level where a shortage would be declared, while keeping it low ...
A quiet, rising tension over water in the Southwest has burst into the public square. Agencies that manage and dole out the Colorado River's water in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico are attempting to publicly shame an increasingly isolated water agency in Arizona. The feud has the potential to ...
Denver Water raised concerns in an April 16 letter over perceived “manipulation of water demands” by the Central Arizona Water Conservancy District, which manages the Central Arizona Project. CAP's system of canals feeds Colorado River Water to Arizona farms and the cities of Phoenix and Tucson.
States in the Upper Colorado River Basin are telling downstream neighbor Arizona to get its act together. Commissioners for the Upper Colorado River sent a letter late last week to Arizona Department of Water Resources Director Tom Buschatzke. In the letter, they specifically criticized a water ...

During our reporting fellowship, my tour group visited a small wetland in the dry Mexican Colorado River bottoms near where I found my little shell. Environmental groups led by the Sonoran Institute had restored a few hundred acres of cottonwood marsh, using irrigation water. In 2014, the Mexican and U.S. ...
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit is preparing to conduct several prescribed burns on White River National Forest and Bureau of Land Management lands in Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties, weather and conditions ...
But the West Fork Reservoir would impact a stream that eventually flows into the Colorado River, and many conservationists worry that states in the region are too focused on storage. “Because the river's already in extreme threatened status,” Gary Wockner, Save the Colorado Executive Director, said.
Luke Runyon points to the upper basin of the Colorado River while talking about snowmelt. (Devin Cornelius | Collegian). Runyon, who covers topics related to the Colorado River basin as a reporter for northern Colorado radio station 91.5 KUNC, led a discussion Wednesday in the Lory Student Center ...

Arizona officials are calling for new conservation measures on the Colorado River that would protect water levels in Lake Mead from the effects of a relentless drought across the Southwest. But the push to use less water has revealed differences in the way water managers view conservation. Gov.
Head east from Glenwood Springs in western Colorado today and you'll encounter an isolated stretch of Interstate 70 hugging the curves of the Colorado River. But 110 years ago, you would've hit “a thriving little city” of hundreds of people living in tents, nestled there between the high walls of the river ...
“Rainbow trout are the fish to be targeting here along the Colorado River,” said Rusty Braun, proprietor of Riviera Marina in Bullhead City. “These quality rainbows are being stocked from our federal hatcher at Willow Beach. The hatchery gets and raises the rainbow trout from various areas around our state.
Over the next week, New Mexico Political Report will be reporting from…not New Mexico. Instead, we'll be taking a closer look at the Colorado River. The Colorado delivers water to more than 36 million people in seven states and two countries. Its waters carved the Grand Canyon and, far more recently, ...
Body Found in Colorado River ID'd as Wanted Man Who Fled. Mohave County authorities say a body found in the Colorado River has been identified as that of a wanted man who apparently drowned accidentally after going into the river to avoid being taken into custody during an April 5 attempted traffic ...
In 1968, as Congress debated authorization of the Central Arizona Project (CAP), it was clear there was not enough water to supply the 336-mile-long canal, which diverts Colorado River water. But the federal government, with Arizona's enthusiastic support and the concurrence of the other six U.S. states in ...
Officials from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico recently sent a letter to counterparts in Arizona, hoping to avert a crisis. The problem, if unresolved, could affect people in seven western states. A potential water war may be breaking out over the Colorado River, a conflict that could pit Arizona ...
The district, which includes Mesa County and 14 other counties and focuses on the protection, conservation, use and development of Colorado River water in western Colorado, long has been concerned about protecting the region's agricultural sector. Now district staff are worried about a potential new ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office has extended the public scoping period for the Lower Colorado River (LCR) Travel Management Plan (TMP) until March 30, to accommodate for the delay in publishing the project's new interactive map. “The original closing ...
We all know Hoover Dam, and you might know about the Imperial or other dams that manage the Colorado River. But the very first dam on the Colorado was the Laguna Dam, completed in 1909. It diverted water to farm fields in the Yuma Valley and set the table for large-scale farming in southwest Arizona.


 

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