Politics Sep 09

The Glen Canyon dam holds back the Colorado River creating Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. The lake provides water for Nevada, Arizona and California. A severe drought in recent years, combined with withdrawals that many believe are not sustainable, has reduced its levels to only about 42 percent of its capacity. Photo by Rick Wilking/REUTERS
6 Western states blast Utah plan to tap Colorado River water

In a joint letter Tuesday, water officials from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming urged the federal government to halt the approval process for the pipeline until the states could resolve concerns about the potential effect on future…