A rating agency is warning water shortages in western states reliant on the Colorado River could lead to rate hikes that would be unaffordable for some.
Communities that rely on the Colorado River are facing a water crisis. Lake Mead, the river's largest reservoir, has fallen to levels not seen since it was created by the construction of the Hoover Dam roughly a century ago.
A storm will blossom and produce windy conditions with snow across most of the northern Rockies, leading to travel disruptions due to the season's first snowfall of consequence across this part of the country according to AccuWeather.
A cooperative effort to restore habitats along the Lower Colorado River Basin is seeing the re-emergence of several threatened and endangered species.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers representing western states sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week echoing governors' recent calls for him to designate a federal drought disaster.
The U.S. government announced its first-ever water shortage declaration for the Colorado River on Aug. 16, 2021, triggering future cuts in the amount of water states will be allowed to draw from the river.
Several Western state governors sent a letter to President Joe Biden's administration requesting he declare a federal drought disaster.
Federal land managers said this week that more than 6,000 wild horses and burros need to be rounded up due to drought and wildfires in some Western states.
Flash flood watches and warnings are in effect for eight western states that have been battling wildfires over the last several months.