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Colorado River drought may be the ‘new normal’ and living with it will be costly, leaders say

By Brandon Loomis Photo: Mark Henle

Arizona needs to rapidly invest in both water conservation and new supplies to offset losses from a shrinking Colorado River, the state’s top water officials warned Friday.

05/07/22
                                                               

As drought crisis deepens, government will release less water from Colorado River reservoir

By Ian James Photo : Luis Sinco , Los Angeles Times

After years of severe drought compounded by climate change, the water level in Lake Powell, the second-largest reservoir on the Colorado River, has dropped to just 24% of full capacity and is continuing to decline to levels not seen since the reservoir was filled in the 1960s.

05/03/22