Lake Powell's elevation rose due to above-average winter precipitation, but sedimentation reduces capacity. Climate change still threatens the Colorado River system.
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Extra releases from Flaming Gorge for Lake Powell ending for now
Reclamation has agreed to a request by the Upper Basin states to suspend emergency water releases from Flaming Gorge that were implemented to boost Lake Powell.
It comes down to seniority, says California about Colorado River
Six of the seven Colorado River Basin states have submitted a "consensus-based modeling alternative" to save the river, but California is holding out due to its senior rights.
Agricultural water entitlements to the Colorado River need to be reduced to save the system, says Bruce Babbitt, former Arizona governor and secretary of interior.
The key takeout of last week's Colorado River Water Users Association conference is that the Colorado River and its reservoirs are in trouble. The seven basin states have until January 31 to come up...
With the ongoing drought, fears are being raised about Lake Powell and its abiity to continue hydropower generation at Glen Canyon Dam.