Lake Powell

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A 21-year-old Utah man has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk when a boat he was driving smashed into a rock at Lake Powell, causing a woman to be thrown from the boat and die.

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Reservoirs around the Colorado River basin are in good shape after an exceptionally wet winter.

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Researchers are working to better measure how much water is lost to evaporation at the nation's two largest reservoirs as part of effort they say could lead to new water management strategies.

A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to water from a major Western river is using its power to demand federal funds to restore the state's largest lake, hoping to capitalize on one of its best opportunities yet to tackle a long-standing environmental and human health hazard.

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Arizona water officials say the state won't have all the pieces of a Colorado River drought plan wrapped up by a March 4 deadline set by the federal government.

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