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States Ask Congress to Authorize Drought Contingency Plans

The measures are meant to prevent Lakes Mead and Powell from dropping to catastrophic levels.

High Snowpack Could Temporarily Stave Off Colorado River Water Shortage

But federal officials are quick to remind that one wet winter won’t solve the Southwest’s structural water problems.

California Water Agencies at Odds Over Colorado River Drought Plan

The state has two powerful agencies fighting over how to get the plan approved.

Why the Drought Contingency Plan ‘Deadlines’ Don’t Tell the Full Story

With another deadline passed, a look at the paths leading to a completed drought contingency plan for Colorado River states.

Arizona Lawmaker Accused of Endangering Colorado River Drought Plan

A Gila River Indian Community leader says proposed legislation threatens the tribe's water rights.

What is Happening With the Colorado River Drought Plans?

Five states are done, but California and Arizona failed to meet a federal government deadline to wrap up negotiations and sign a final agreement.

Stakeholders Reflect On Deadline Passage of Arizona Drought Plan

Lawmakers adopted a plan that stakeholders have been negotiating since last summer.

Deadline Nears for Colorado River Drought Plan

Arizona's plan has yet to be approved the the state Legislature, while other six states have already agreed to plans.

Wading Into Colorado River Negotiations

Time is almost up for Arizona to approve a drought contingency plan.

Fear And Grieving in Las Vegas: Colorado River Managers Struggle With Water Scarcity

Water managers were supposed to finish drought contingency plans by the end of the year. They're likely to miss that deadline.

US States to Meet at Deadline on Colorado River Drought Plan

Arizona has been the holdout as the clock ticks on striking a deal for a contingency plan.

Early Season Snow Delights Skiers, but the Drought is Far From Over

Experts say the bigger picture is more complicated, and is compounded by the effects of climate change.

A Surprise Choice in the Central Arizona Project Board Election

Republican April Pinger did not have a campaign website or respond to any questions from the Arizona Republic.

Three Things to Know About Colorado River Plans in the Works

Climate change is growing the gap between the river’s supply, and the demands in the communities that rely on it.

What a Colorado River in Decline Means for the Radical Idea of Resurrecting Glen Canyon

As levels on Lake Powell and the Colorado River drop, do proposals to reimagine Glen Canyon Dam stand a chance?

Arizona Has Been 'Banking' CAP Water But Doesn't Have a Clear Plan to Withdraw It

No infrastructure exists to pump from recharge sites where nearly 25 percent of the water-bank water is stored.

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