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Colorado River's Troubles May Be Just Beginning

The Colorado River, which winds its way from the Rockies through seven states, is dwindling, along with the reservoirs that it supplies.

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The Colorado River, which winds its way from the Rockies through seven states, is dwindling, along with the reservoirs that it supplies, reports Michael Wines of The New York Times. But the long recent drought of 14 years may be just the beginning of a new, drier era and multistate conflict for the Southwest's only major river.

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