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Warming global temperatures increase the risk of droughts lasting a decade or more, warn researchers. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Drought The Focus Of Multi-State Workshop In Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Water experts from 11 Western states, several hydrology engineers and federal officials are talking about drought during a two-day workshop in Las Vegas organized by the Western Governors’ Association. The meetings Monday and […]

CBS Las Vegas–12/08/2014

Warming global temperatures increase the risk of droughts lasting a decade or more, warn researchers. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Study: Southwest Could Face Megadrought This Century

Southern Nevada faces an 80 percent risk of a 10-year-long dry spell, warn researchers.

09/03/2014

Drought And Climate Change Threaten Colorado River Basin. (credit:  David McNew/Getty Images)

Water Levels At Nevada’s Lake Mead Drop To New Low

Drought in the southwestern U.S. will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir on the Colorado River was filled in the 1930s, federal water managers said Tuesday.

07/08/2014

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Dry Weather Could Set Record

Las Vegas is in the midst of one of its longest dry spells ever.

06/26/2014

Government report warns hotter weather and less rain will threaten crops and wildlife. (Getty Images)

Climate Report: Southwest Faces Even Hotter, Drier Conditions

Farmers, residents will be dealing with droughts and heatwaves which will increase risk of wildfires throughout the region.

05/06/2014

File photo of an area affected by drought. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Drought Prompts Natural Disaster Declaration In Nevada

Federal officials have declared nine Nevada counties as primary natural disaster areas because of a drought.

01/16/2014

File photo of horses on drought-plagued land. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Navajos Round Up Horses On Drought-Stricken Land

Navajo Nation rangers have rounded up numerous horses in northwestern New Mexico under an operation conducted as part of the tribe’s response to the continuing drought.

08/19/2013

File photo of an area affected by drought. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Fracking Fuels Water Fights In Nation’s Dry Spots

The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation’s driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth’s surface.

06/16/2013

File photo of Lake Mead (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Legal Battle Rages Over Pipeline To Thirsty Vegas

Environmentalists, ranchers, tribes and religious leaders are banding together to make their latest pitch in state court in Ely to scuttle a 263-mile pipeline plan to carry billions of gallons of water to Las Vegas from rural counties along the Nevada-Utah line.

06/14/2013

File photo of a bobcat in a wildlife sanctuary. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Wildlife Center Seeing More Starving Animals Due To Drought

From a family of bobcats to songbirds and raptors, The Wildlife Center refuge in northern New Mexico says it is seeing a rise in starving and thirsty animals, the result of prolonged drought that is drying up food and water supplies.

05/29/2013

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