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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.

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2.  The Colorado River Compact Turns 100 Years Old. Is It Still Working?  

2022-11-24
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Inside Climate News
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On a chilly fall day, Eric Kuhn walked along a gravel path above the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The former head of the Colorado River District, a water agency based on the state’s Western Slope, paused where one of its tributaries, the Roaring Fork, spilled into the river, creatin...

3.  Feds to Colorado River states: reduce water usage, or we will do it for you  

2022-11-01
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Grist
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The Interior Department outlined a path for unilateral cuts last week, upping the pressure on western states.

4.  End Times on the Great Salt Lake  

2022-10-14
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Counter Punch
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Staging, Nuclear Bombs, Elephants and Other Rhetorical Theatrics in the Paper of Record Exclusion’s the secret: what’s missing is what appears Most visible to the eye. – Charles Wright 1. Who in Utah did not read or hear about the big New York Times story that dropped on June 7: “As the Great Salt Lak...

5.  Feds Will Spend Billions to Boost Drought-Stricken Colorado River System  

2022-09-28
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Inside Climate News
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As climate change tightens its grip on the Colorado River basin, the states that use its water are struggling to agree on terms that will reduce their demand. Now, the federal government is stepping in with a plan to use billions of dollars to incentivize conservation. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamatio...

6.  As Lake Mead drops, a privately operated intake runs dry — and a bankruptcy ensues – The Nevada Independent  

2022-09-26
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This week’s Indy Environment looks at the impacts of a Lake Mead intake going offline and what it means for the end users who rely on it.