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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Federal water officials say major reservoirs on the Colorado River are likely to keep dropping as the Southwest continues to experience a prolonged drought.

Mohave County Sheriff's Office

Authorities say the body of a California woman who reportedly drowned along with her husband in the Colorado River last week has been recovered. Mohave County Sheriff’s officials say the body of 68-year-old Suzan Weaver of Valley Center was pulled from the water Tuesday and positively identified.

Randall Babb / Arizona Game and Fish Department

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has downlisted a Colorado River fish from endangered to threatened. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, the agency says the humpback chub is on its way to recovery.

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday will visit Lake Mead in Nevada to highlight the problems caused by Western drought. 


Travis Francis/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reclassified a rare Colorado River Basin fish called the humpback chub from endangered to threatened status after a decades-old effort to stabilize its populations. 


Susan Walsh/AP, file

Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly will chair an oversight hearing on western drought Wednesday.

KNAU | Angela Gervasi

Two major California water agencies have settled a lawsuit that once threatened to derail a multi-state agreement to protect a river that serves millions of people in the U.S. West amid gripping drought.

The Imperial Irrigation District, the largest single recipient of Colorado River water, sued the Metropolitan Water District twice in the past two years. The agencies announced Monday they have reached a settlement that resolves both lawsuits.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

The Colorado River Basin is enduring two decades of drought, and water shortages are on the horizon. But scientists say this isn’t the worst-case scenario. The region has undergone longer, deeper droughts in the past. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with paleoclimatologist Matt Lachniet of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas about how knowing the past can help us plan for a warmer, drier future.

Rapids are returning to lower Cataract Canyon in southern Utah after decades underwater in the far-upper reaches of Lake Powell. The damming of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon in the 1960’s submerged the river’s channel and native vegetation. But climate change, extended drought and extreme heat have caused Lake Powell’s water level to drop to new lows, revealing the once-submerged rapids.

NPS Photo/A. Sprutta

Officials at Grand Canyon National Park say rangers have recovered the body of an Oregon man who fell to his death while on a Colorado River trip over the weekend.