33 representatives ask Biden to approve governors’ federal drought disaster request

Weather - Drought News Update Recap

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. 

As Colorado River Basin states confront water shortages, it’s time to focus on reducing demand

PICT Lake Mead water reservoir Colorado River - Bureau of Reclamation

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.