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Global warming is shrinking American river vital to 40 million

The Colorado River, the American Southwest's most important waterway, supplying water to over 40 million people. is shrinking due to the effects of global warming. The flow of the river could be reduced by more than a third by the end of the century.

Next president must act fast on Colorado River water supply cuts

The next president of the U.S., whoever it may be, will have to act fast to help the Colorado River continue serving millions of city-dwellers, farmers, Indian tribes and recreational users in the Southwestern U.S.

U.S. water rights at stake as Saudis buy up land in California

Saudi Arabia's largest dairy company will soon not be able to grow alfalfa to feed its 170,000 cattle in its own parched country, so it is buying up more of California's drought-stricken land to grow alfalfa.

Colorado River returns to the sea in 'sacred reunion' of waters

In what is being described as a "sacred reunion," the Colorado River has once again reached the waters of the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California). The meeting of the sea and sediment-laden river is the result of a bi-national agreement years in the making.

Homeless Texan man finds $70,000 in gold

Colorado City - This is a story I had to cover. It's the kind of story that only comes along once, or twice in a lifetime. One that warms your heart and makes you smile. It's the story of a man named Timothy Yost and how he found $70,000 near the Colorado River.

Study says western U.S. water supply threatened

A drier Colorado River system could see as much as a one-in-two chance of fully depleting all of its reservoir storage by mid-century
 

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Astounding footage from a drone shows just how low the water level is in Lake Mead on Jan. 30  2016.
Astounding footage from a drone shows just how low the water level is in Lake Mead on Jan. 30, 2016.
Eagle Eye Drones
1903 Photograph of the [Imperial?] Canal congested with water from the Colorado River after five uns...
1903 Photograph of the [Imperial?] Canal congested with water from the Colorado River after five unsuccessful attempts at channeling the river. This is the break which formed the present Salton Sea.
Charles C. Pierce
With the diversion of the Colorado River  many indigenous people in Mexicali had to start bringing i...
With the diversion of the Colorado River, many indigenous people in Mexicali had to start bringing in bottled water to drink because water they got from the river was undrinkable.
Environmental Protection Agency
The Morelos Dam supplies water to the Mexicali region for irrigation.
The Morelos Dam supplies water to the Mexicali region for irrigation.
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Colorado River Dry Delta  terminus of the Colorado River in the Sonoran Desert of Baja California an...
Colorado River Dry Delta, terminus of the Colorado River in the Sonoran Desert of Baja California and Sonora, Mexico, ending about 5 miles north of the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California). Photo taken: Jan. 12, 2009.
Pete McBride, U.S. Geological Survey
California s Imperial Valley uses water from the Colorado River to grow crops. But increasing demand...
California's Imperial Valley uses water from the Colorado River to grow crops. But increasing demands on the river's waters have become a major issue.
U.S. Government/NOAA
The pulse flow on its long journey to the sea.
The pulse flow on its long journey to the sea.
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The ColoradoRiver at Horseshoe Bend in Page  Arizona.
The ColoradoRiver at Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona.
Paul Hermans