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A view of the Colorado River from a scenic overlook at Glen Canyon on Nov. 22, 2004, in Page, Ariz. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Southwest Braces As Lake Mead Water Levels Drop

Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation, but are also drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the lake.

08/12/2014

The Colorado River (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Feds Begin Colorado River Water Drought Measures

After back-to-back driest years in a century on the Colorado River, federal water managers are giving Arizona and Nevada a 50-50 chance of having water deliveries cut in 2016.

08/16/2013

The Colorado River (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

US, Mexico Rewrite Rules On Sharing Colorado River

The United States and Mexico are rewriting rules on how to share water from the Colorado River, capping a five-year effort to form a united front against future drought in their western states.

11/20/2012

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