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 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.


Another step in long march toward a water deal


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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