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31 recommended articles and videos in the "Lake Mead and the Colorado River Basin" category.
1.  Featured: Lake Mead Drought Update!!! What's Going On?!!!  

Video evidence of how fast Lake Meade is shrinking, going all the way back to 2000. Produced by people who drive pick up trucks to pull their power boats. Of course not a word about climate change, not even in the comments. In the middle they get sidetracked by rescuing a stranded truck. Maybe skip that part.

2.  Lake Powell Drops to a New Record Low as Feds Scramble to Prop it Up  

2023-02-17

Inside Climate News
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Water levels in Lake Powell dropped to a new record low on Tuesday. The nation’s second-largest reservoir is under pressure from climate change and steady demand, and is now the lowest it’s been since it was first filled in the 1960s.  Water levels fell to 3,522.16 feet above sea level, just below th...

3.  Arizona Considers $5.5 Billion Water Desalination Plant, 200-Mile Pipeline From Mexico To Combat Drought  

2022-12-27

Zero Hedge News
View In: Lake Mead and the Colorado River Basin
Arizona Considers $5.5 Billion Water Desalination Plant, 200-Mile Pipeline From Mexico To Combat Drought Arizona's Water Infrastructure Finance Authority has been tasked with reviewing a proposal for a multibillion-dollar project to construct a water desalination plant in Mexico that would pump wate...

4.  ‘It Is Going to Take Real Cuts to Everyone’: Leaders Meet to Decide the Future of the Colorado River  

2022-12-24

Inside Climate News
View In: Lake Mead and the Colorado River Basin
The Colorado River is shrinking at the hands of climate change, and the people who decide its future are caught in a standoff over how to share its water. Putting them all in the same room, then, is bound to breed some tension. The most powerful policymakers in the arid Southwest spent three days i...

5.  The ‘Power of Aridity’ is Bringing a Colorado River Dam to its Knees  

2022-12-14

Inside Climate News
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Deep in the bowels of the Glen Canyon Dam, an awful lot stays the same. Under the mass of concrete it’s pleasantly cool all year long, even when the Arizona sun beats down above. As the decades march on, the machinery inside remains unchanged, too. The dam’s innards are a time capsule of 1960s engineering...

6.  Experts Warn 'Doomsday Scenario' for Colorado River Basin Possible in 2023  

2022-12-01

Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
View In: Lake Mead and the Colorado River Basin

The catastrophic chain of events that water and power authorities are working to prepare for amid the desertification of the Colorado River basin would amount to a "complete doomsday scenario," harming water and electricity supplies for millions, according to new reporting from The Washington Post

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