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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.
We all know Hoover Dam, and you might know about the Imperial or other dams that manage the Colorado River. But the very first completed dam on the Colorado was the Laguna Dam. It diverted water to farm fields in the Yuma Valley and set the table for large-scale farming in southwest Arizona.
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Plastic bottles covered in duct tape have been popping up in Colorado river banks, and authorities are warning the public of these suspicious items that may be filled with materials used to produce meth.
Lake Powell, which straddles Utah and Arizona, is expected to get 47 percent of its average inflow because of scant snow in the mountains that feed the Colorado River, said Greg Smith, a hydrologist with the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...
“All of those conservation issues are now eclipsing economic concerns which simply didn't happen the first year.” Weigel says those polled believe more should be done to safeguard the Colorado River. Four in five Coloradans believes the Colorado River is at risk and nine in ten believe it is critical to the ...
Powell, along with Lake Mead on the Nevada-Arizona border, helps ensure the Colorado River system has enough water to get through dry years. The river supplies water to about 40 million people and 6,300 square miles (16,000 square kilometers) of farmland in seven states: Arizona, California, ...
“We unfortunately are dominated by this high-pressure ridge over the West, and it works in tandem with the really strong low pressure ridge to the east,” said Greg Smith, a hydrologist for the Colorado River Basin Forecast Center. “When these features are very strong, they can be persistent. These features ...
In 2014, the Colorado River did something it hadn't done in decades. For a few short weeks that spring, the overdrawn, overallocated river reached the Pacific Ocean. Instead of diverting the river's last bit of water toward farm fields, the final dam on the Colorado River at the Mexican border lifted, and water ...
The lunar landscape south of Mexicali once made up the Colorado River Delta, where 5 trillion gallons of water poured into the Sea of Cortez every year. The massive dams built on the Colorado River in the 20th century ended that flow; now, not one drop reaches the sea. The 2 million-acre delta and ...
The news is worse in the Colorado River's lower basin, which includes Arizona, and portions of New Mexico and Nevada. In those states, spring runoff from February to May is projected to be be less than 30 percent of median. The lowest water supply forecasts in the Upper Colorado River include the ...
BULLHEAD CITY — If you're looking for a trophy fish to mount on the wall, the Colorado River is turning into the place to find them. Last month, Geroge Terro pulled in a 42-inch, 31.68-pound striper. This month, Jordan Sams of Cedar City, Utah hauled in a 45-inch, 36.66-pounder. But that big fish wasn't the ...
People in seven western states and Mexico rely on the Colorado River for their water supplies. As the climate warms, the mighty river's flows are expected to shrink – straining its ability to meet demands of cities and farms. Water managers are bracing themselves for potential shortages and therefore ...
“The Colorado River is on life support,” he said. “The lower basin states, which of course is Nevada, Arizona and California are on the verge of having what's called shortages declared. So you've basically got Colorado, Wyoming and Utah are in a bit of a water war to try to build dams and reservoirs before ...
It is the story of a Colorado River novice setting out to make sense of this great and imperiled Western river by tracing its length from source to sea and pondering, along the way, how its waters are divvied up to serve roughly 40 million people in seven U.S. states and Mexico. Which is to say that it is also the ...
Crews will close westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) from East 16th Street in Yuma, Ariz. to Winterhaven Drive in California for 24 hours beginning Sunday at 3 a.m., according to Caltrans. The Howard C Giss Parkway on-ramp to westbound I-8 will also be closed as crews complete repairs on the Colorado River ...
The first forecast for the Colorado River is in, and the outlook for the coming year is bleak. The National Weather Service's Colorado Basin River Forecast Center predicts the river will flow at about 54 percent of its average volume during the key runoff period from April to July. That's when the river usually ...
As proposed, the Lake Powell Pipeline would cross 140 miles, top a 2,000ft mountain ridge within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (as it exists now) and produce electricity in six hydropower stations as it carries water from Lake Powell on the Colorado River to a suburb of St. George, which ...
Eventually, the two rivers become one when the San Miguel merges into the Dolores and the Dolores with the Colorado River in eastern Utah. But there is one major difference: The Dolores is dammed at McPhee Reservoir near the town of Dolores, while the San Miguel is one of the last free-flowing rivers ...
When you've held on to something valuable for a long time, it can be hard to choose to give it up. When that something is water, it's even harder — especially in the desert southwest. But that's the reality facing water managers in the lower stretches of the Colorado River, a lifeline for farms and cities in the ...
YUMA, Ariz. - The Colorado River Viaduct Bridge construction for its repair will begin this Wednesday at 9 p.m. at Gateway Park under westbound Interstate 8. According to Caltrans, Yuma traffic on westbound I-8 will be detoured at 16th Street west, then north on 4th Avenue across Colorado River and ...
The ILVK consists of a dozen ranches over a 12-mile reach of the Upper Colorado River and 1 ½ miles of the Blue River. As flows in the Upper Colorado have diminished over time due to diversions that pipe and pump water to Front Range cities such as Denver and Fort Collins, ranchers have increasingly experienced ...
The first official forecast for the amount of water expected in the Colorado River and its Rocky Mountain tributaries this spring is in, and the outlook is grim. “Well, it's not looking really great at this point,” says Greg Smith, a senior hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Colorado ...
Rocky Mountains snowpack that feeds Colorado River water supplies was 20 percent below average in December in some areas, prompting a prediction that the key water source for seven U.S. states could flow at 54 percent of its average volume during the April-July snowpack runoff period. The Las ...
People in seven western states and Mexico rely on the Colorado River for their water supplies. As the climate warms, the mighty river's flows are expected to shrink—straining its ability to meet demands of cities and farms. Water managers are bracing themselves for potential shortages and therefore ...
Head east from Glenwood Springs in western Colorado today, and you'll encounter an isolated stretch of I-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 canyon so ...
It was a northern Mexican garter snake, which was designated as a threatened species the year before and hadn't been seen along the Colorado River for the past 111 years. Lester was working as a seasonal technician for a bird research group at Beal Lake on the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.
As one would expect, it was no easy task to land this Colorado River monster. “The battle George had to do to get it in is also worth mentioning,” Braun said. “He had to wade in the water and, at the end, go into the water to make the final grab. This says a lot as the water this time of year is cold but George ...
After a 17-year run of mostly dry years, the Colorado River's flow has decreased significantly below the 20th century average. Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country, now stands just 39 percent full. The level of the reservoir behind Hoover Dam has been hovering a bit above historic lows during the ...
The lucky guests – Abbi Reynolds and Caitlin Wiggins, both from Apex, North Carolina – were treated to a free tour of the world-famous Grand Canyon Skywalk, a helicopter adventure along the West Rim and a pontoon boat adventure along the Colorado River courtesy of Hualapai River Runners.
When environmental activists filed a lawsuit asking a federal court in Denver to declare that the Colorado River has a legal right to exist, the media took notice of a case that was seemingly doomed to go nowhere. And, in fact, the plaintiffs, under pressure from Colorado's attorney general, recently withdrew ...
McBride was the last person to kayak the Colorado River from source to sea, finding himself paddling through thick slush. Jon Waterman, who paddled the entire 1450 miles of the Colorado, comes to the river's unnatural end, two miles into Mexico, trapped in tamarisk and a cess pool of plastic, fertilizers, ...


 

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