Western Water News

Colorado’s Water Leader on the New Water Year

Colorado’s Water Leader on the New Water Year

— Interview with Becky Mitchell, director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado commissioner on the Upper Colorado River Commission.
Dependence on Threatened Saline Lakes Leaves Eared Grebes at Risk

Dependence on Threatened Saline Lakes Leaves Eared Grebes at Risk

— Nearly all Eared Grebes spend part of their flightless lives at Great Salt Lake or Mono Lake.
Potential Costs of Declining Water Levels at Great Salt Lake Could be in the Billions

Potential Costs of Declining Water Levels at Great Salt Lake Could be in the Billions

— Unlike other drying lakes, Utah has the opportunity to change course and avoid those costs.
Water to Flow in Colorado River Delta Again

Water to Flow in Colorado River Delta Again

— Canal maintenance a reminder of the 2014 pulse flow.
Diminishing Lakes Pose Serious Consequences for Communities, Livelihoods, and Wildlife

Diminishing Lakes Pose Serious Consequences for Communities, Livelihoods, and Wildlife

— Why we should act at Great Salt Lake before it's too late.
Water Levels at Lake Mead Trigger 2020 Water Reductions in Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico

Water Levels at Lake Mead Trigger 2020 Water Reductions in Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico

— With new drought plan in place, Lake Mead to enter ‘Tier Zero’ operations.
What It's Like to Catch and Band a Yuma Ridgway’s Rail

What It's Like to Catch and Band a Yuma Ridgway’s Rail

— Tracking the movements of an elusive marsh bird.
Potential New Ways to Determine the Movement of Phalaropes

Potential New Ways to Determine the Movement of Phalaropes

— Budding technology creates networks that would inform the conservation and management of Phalaropes.
Protecting and Celebrating an Oasis for Birds in the Great Basin

Protecting and Celebrating an Oasis for Birds in the Great Basin

— Lahontan Valley's wetlands provide critical habitat for birds.
In the Field—Western Rivers Bird Count

In the Field—Western Rivers Bird Count

— A dispatch from Arizona’s Salt River.