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Jan. 18, 2011

Running Toward Empty? Part 1

With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin appears headed for a day of reckoning.…



Jan. 18, 2011

Running Toward Empty? Part 2

Climate research offers little reason to believe that the snowy start to the year in the Colorado Basin is a harbinger of wetter times to come.…



Jan. 18. 2011

The Great Water Heist

Desert dust blown onto the West’s mountains causes snow to melt prematurely, costing the Colorado River five percent of its annual flow.…

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