If upstream states continue to be unable to make up the shortage, Lake Mead, whose surface is now about 1,085 feet above sea level, will drop to 1,000 feet by 2020. Under present conditions, that would cut off most of Las Vegas’s water supply.
Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains... More
Spring and summer — two key seasons for wildfires — have warmed 2.1°F across the West, on average... More
The Southwest is already the most arid part of the U.S. Now new research indicates it’s becoming even more dry as wet weather patterns, quite literally, dry up... More