Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Sharing water

Drought on Colorado River sparks a revolutionary idea

Lake Mead, the largest reservoir on the Colorado River, has hit record lows. JUSTIN SULLIVAN / Getty Images

KQED

KQED San Francisco

Business as usual on the Colorado River may be about to come to a screeching halt. One of the worst recorded droughts has stretched water supplies thin across the far-reaching river basin, which serves 40 million people. With an official water shortage imminent, Arizona, Nevada and California are taking matters into their own hands.

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Another step in long march toward a water deal

McClatchy

A key House committee on Wednesday approved a big irrigation drainage deal with California's politically potent Westlands Water District, opening another front in the state's ongoing conflict over water, money and power.

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