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Killing the Colorado

The Water Crisis in the West

The Colorado River is dying — the victim of legally sanctioned overuse, the relentless forces of urban growth, willful ignorance among policymakers and a misplaced confidence in human ingenuity. ProPublica investigates the policies that are putting this precious resource in peril.

A Water War Is Brewing Over the Dwindling Colorado River

As Colorado River Dries, the U.S. Teeters on the Brink of Larger Water Crisis

40 Million People Rely on the Colorado River. It’s Drying Up Fast.

California and EPA Poised to Expand Pollution of Potential Drinking Water Reserves

Gimme a Break! IRS Tax Loophole Can Reward Excessive Water Use in Drought-stricken West

Discovery TV to Air Film Inspired by Our Water Crisis Reporting

As One of Its Chief Sources of Water Dries Up, California Eases Restrictions on Use Nonetheless

Drought be Dammed

Liquid Assets

Former Las Vegas Water Czar Joins Board of Casino Giant

Amid Drought, California Experiments With Leasing Water Rights

Less Than Zero

How Much Water Does the West Really Have?

Picturing the Drought

California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis. Here's What You Need to Know

A Wonder in Decline

End of the Miracle Machines: Inside the Power Plant Fueling America's Drought

Use It or Lose It: Across the West, Exercising One’s Right to Waste Water

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, While Water Supplies Last

The ‘Water Witch’: Pat Mulroy Preached Conservation While Backing Growth in Las Vegas

Killing the Colorado: Explore the River

Holy Crop: How Federal Dollars Are Financing the Water Crisis in the West

What You Need to Know About the Water Crisis in the West