Six western states have voiced opposition to the planned Lake Powell Pipeline, which would divert water from the Colorado River to fast-growing cities in southern Utah. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

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It's grim news for the western U.S. The latest maps show most of the southern half of the region is mired by drought, with the most extreme conditions centered over parts of Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado.

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A new study finds that much of the western United States is baking in what scientists call an emerging megadrought.


Forecasters say the water flows on the Rio Grande are expected to be less than half of average — or worse this year-- raising concerns about drought across parts of the American West.

Phoenix Area Reservoirs Nearly Full After Wet Winter

Apr 6, 2020

Reservoirs have reached near capacity along the Verde and Salt rivers after a wet season caused rain and snow runoff across central Arizona mountains.