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Colorado River Basin

Satellites Reveal Shocking Groundwater Loss

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven stat...

Never Again Enough

William deBuys | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
William deBuys

In the arid lands of the American West, abundance has a troublesome way of leading back again to scarcity. If you have a lot of something, you find a way to use it up -- at least, that's the history of the "development" of the Colorado Basin.

Texas Rice Farmers Face Water Shortage

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.02.2012 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) — Thousands of Texas rice farmers won't get water for irrigation this year because lakes and rivers remain low after more than a year o...

Per Capita Water Usage Decreasing Across Colorado

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.23.2011 | Denver

A report released Thursday by the Pacific Institute indicates that Colorado water usage from the Colorado River basin decreased from 1990 to 2008 by a...

Colorado River Water Consumption Now Exceeds Annual Supply

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado River water consumed yearly for agriculture and by the 30 million Westerners who rely on it now exceeds the total annual flow. A growing a...