Latest Colorado River News

California water districts to get 0% of requested supplies

Dec. 01, 2021 18:49 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Water agencies in drought-stricken California that serve 27 million residents and 750,000 acres of farmland won’t get any of the water they've requested from the state heading into 2022 other than what's needed for critical health and safety, state officials...

Ohio man dies in crash of muscle car in southern Nevada

Nov. 26, 2021 17:01 PM EST

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) — An Ohio man driving a convertible muscle car perished late Thursday in southern Nevada after running a stop light and hitting a boulder in a roadway median, flipping the Camaro he was driving, authorities said. The wreck happened in the resort...

Arizona history-Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Nov. 24, 2021 12:08 PM EST

Sunday, Nov. 28 On this date in 1905, floods caused bridges to be washed out and other extensive damage at San Carlos, Florence, Maricopa, Phoenix, Globe and Dudleyville. On this date in 1927, Tucson became the terminal of the first daily air...

TV report: Vegas-area sewage spilled into creek to Lake Mead

Nov. 20, 2021 15:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A big southern Nevada sewage pumping facility failed last year, spewing an estimated 500,000 gallons of wastewater and leaking into a creek that leads toward the Lake Mead reservoir on the Colorado River, a television station investigation found. ...

Federal agency to conduct aerial survey along Colorado River

Nov. 19, 2021 22:47 PM EST

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — A federal agency that manages dams along the Colorado River plans to use a low-flying plane to conduct an aerial survey of the river and reservoirs between Hoover Dam and the U.S.-Mexico border starting later this month. Data from the survey...

Arizona history-Nov. 21-27

Nov. 17, 2021 12:43 PM EST

Sunday, Nov. 21 On this date in 1896, the Phoenix Post Office moved into magnificent new quarters equipped with three windows — two for gentlemen and one for ladies. On this date in 1929, Sheriff James Polhamus of Yuma County, son of Isaac Polhamus,...

Southern California drought emergency declared

Nov. 10, 2021 13:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The giant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has declared a regional drought emergency due to record dry conditions. Directors made the declaration Tuesday in a resolution that calls for increased efforts to maximize conservation....

Arizona history-Nov. 14-20

Nov. 10, 2021 13:16 PM EST

Sunday, Nov. 14 On this date in 1891, Gov. Nathan O. Murphy made his annual report to Washington in which he recommended that all Indian reservations — with the possible exception of the Navajo lands — be turned over to white men for sale and settlement. ...

As cities grow, wastewater recycling gets another look

Nov. 10, 2021 09:03 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Around the U.S., cities are increasingly warming to an idea that once induced gags: Sterilize wastewater from toilets, sinks and factories, and eventually pipe it back into homes and businesses as tap water. In the Los Angeles area, plans to recycle...

Las Vegas curtails Colorado River use for new golf courses

Nov. 03, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amid region-wide drought, the Las Vegas Valley Water District on Tuesday passed a new regulation to prohibit new golf courses from using water from the over-tapped Colorado River. The rule change will apply to courses in the city of Las Vegas and...