Mexico and the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada face a better-than-even possibility of getting less water from the Colorado River in 2020 because of a persistent drought, water managers said Wednesday.
Federal regulators have given the go-ahead for environmental studies and public comment about a proposal to build a 140-mile (225-kilometer) pipeline to draw water from the Colorado River to serve southwestern Utah communities.
An environmental group in Utah wants to drain Lake Powell and move its water downstream to Lake Mead. Supporters say the plan will save water and restore a natural ecosystem in Glen Canyon. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.