In the past few decades, cities in Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada have vastly increased their water use efficiency. They’ve also learned lessons that can inform other cities’ efforts.
U.S. Streams Are Drying Up
A new study reports that streamflow drought is getting more intense in some parts of the United States, a phenomenon that is stressing the nation’s water policy and infrastructure.
Building Resilience in the Face of a Dwindling Colorado River
Policymakers, industry and conservation professionals, and tribal members explore pathways to a sustainable future for the millions of people reliant on the “lifeblood of the American West.”
Reimagining the Colorado River by Exploring Extreme Events
Workshops exploring environmental, social, and political scenarios to prepare for negotiating new Colorado River water management guidelines took on added realism when the COVID-19 pandemic started.
Will Earth’s Grandest Canyon Keep Getting Grander?
Living in Geologic Time: Rafting through the past, present, and future of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.
Green and Grand: John Wesley Powell and the West That Wasn’t
One hundred fifty years ago, the explorer and scientist argued that the West needed smart development. Now the fast-growing region is playing catch-up.
Is the Recent Drought on the Colorado River the New Normal?
Understanding Historical Changes in the Flow of the Colorado River; Boulder, Colorado, 24–25 September 2018
Rising Temperatures Reduce Colorado River Flow
Hotter conditions have played a much greater role in reducing flow during the ongoing Millennium Drought than in a mid-20th century drought.
Using Sound Waves to Study Grand Canyon Sediment
New technology could help scientists understand how experimental floods from Glen Canyon Dam restore sandbars downstream.
Building Sandbars in the Grand Canyon
Annual controlled floods from one of America's largest dams are rebuilding the sandbars of the iconic Colorado River.