‘Climate change is fundamentally altering the Colorado River’: States, tribes grapple with drought

Grijalva calls for ‘a comprehensive initiative to plan for lower water levels in the basin

By: - October 17, 2021 7:00 am
Colorado River

The Colorado River as it flows around Horseshoe Bend on June 23, 2021 in Page, Arizona. Severe drought is causing concern and heartache among those who rely on water from the Colorado River Basin. Lake Powell, one of its reservoirs is currently at 34.56% of capacity, a historic low. The lake stands at 138.91 feet below full pool and has dropped 44 feet in the past year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.