- Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water Updated: Jul-05-15 2:16 pm
LAS VEGAS - It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead.
- Wyoming officials want expanded usable storage at Fontenelle Updated: Jul-04-15 1:04 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming officials are pushing to increase the usable water storage capacity at Fontenelle Reservoir on the Green River in the southwestern part of the state.
- Cleanup set for river polluted by mine above Silverton Updated: Jun-29-15 2:02 pm
SILVERTON, Colorado - A $1.5 million project starting in July will attempt to reduce harmful metals draining from a mine near Silverton and into the Animas River.
- Swollen Colorado rivers force rafters to seek calmer waters Updated: Jun-26-15 5:11 pm
DENVER - Rapidly melting snow and heavy spring rains are sending Colorado's rivers tumbling out of the mountains, so far claiming the lives of at least 11 people and forcing some whitewater rafting companies to seek out calmer rapids and stock extra safety gear.
- Feds project higher Lake Mead level following wet May Updated: Jun-16-15 5:17 am
LAS VEGAS - A wet May across the West boosted monthly projections of water levels at Lake Mead through next year and into 2017, federal water managers said Monday, offering hope that supply cuts can be avoided in the Southwest.
- Decision on Denver Water's Colorado River plan delayed Updated: Jun-14-15 3:22 pm
BOULDER, Colorado - Federal water engineers are heading into the final stretch for making a decision on Denver's $360 million project to divert more water from the upper Colorado River Basin amid complaints from opponents who say the project would further drain and harm the upper Colorado River.
- Colorado River weekend checkpoint aimed at impaired boaters Updated: Jun-12-15 1:32 pm
KINGMAN, Arizona - Authorities will be out in full force on the Colorado River this weekend to look out for impaired boaters.
- Police investigate body found floating in Colorado River Updated: Jun-11-15 11:28 am
BULLHEAD CITY, Arizona - Police are investigating a body that was found floating in the Colorado River near Bullhead City.
- Gov. Ducey urges steps to protect Arizona water supply Updated: Jun-09-15 7:44 pm
TEMPE, Arizona - Gov. Doug Ducey urged federal officials Tuesday to protect Arizona's water supply against cutbacks as neighboring California deals with a historic drought.
- Wyoming state engineer rejects water pipeline applications Updated: Jun-08-15 1:35 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - An entrepreneur's dream to tap Wyoming's Flaming Gorge Reservoir to help feed Colorado's booming Front Range water needs has hit another snag.
- Planning, packing, pausing: Grand Canyon hiking trip tips Updated: Jun-08-15 11:20 am
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - Nearly 5 million people visit Grand Canyon National Park each year, but many do not get far below its limestone rim. Even fewer head to the bottom.
- Colorado looking to drier weather, though storm risk remains Updated: Jun-07-15 2:43 pm
DENVER - A soggy Colorado was looking forward to clearer, calmer skies over the next few days - though forecasters warned another Pacific storm could send a watery wallop next weekend.
- Arizona water outlook not as dire as neighboring California Updated: Jun-07-15 2:11 pm
PHOENIX - Gripped by a prolonged drought, Arizona faces possible cuts to its main water supply in the next 18 months.
- 2 die in rafting accident on Colorado River in Utah Updated: Jun-05-15 4:15 pm
MOAB, Utah - Two men have died while whitewater rafting on the Colorado River near Utah's eastern border with Colorado, a sheriff in Utah said Friday.