News from the Colorado River Research Group
Cornerstone at the Confluence Released
Cornerstone at the Confluence: Navigating the Colorado River Compact's Next Century is a book that leverages the centennial year to reflect on the compact and broader “Law of the River.” Edited by Jason Anthony Robison and contributed to by several CRRG m...
The Vanishing River: USA's Mega Drought
Australia Public Broadcasting featured Dr. Jack Schmidt with an interesting out-of-country perspective on problems currently hitting very close to home. The 30-minute program is a primer on the Colorado River's troubles. Stretching from the snowy peaks of...
Ripple Effect: Tier Two Shortage Declarations and More
Professor Jason Robison joins the podcast Ripple Effect to discuss the latest activities for the Colorado River, including the BOR's recent Tier 2 Shortage Declaration, status of interstate negotiations, and much more.
NPR's Marketplace: Conservation plan for Colorado River in holding pattern
“Unprecedented,” said Jason Robison. “Two to four million acre feet in conservation saving blows the doors off of anything that has been done since the onset of the megadrought in 2000.” So, he said, it’s not surprising the states couldn’t work it out in ...
New Research Evaluating Accuracy of 24-Month Study Projections
A new white paper from The Center for Colorado River Studies at USU analyzes the accuracy and bias of the 24-Month Study projections of future Lake Powell inflows and elevations.
CRRG Participation in Colorado River Compact Centennial Symposium
At the Colorado River Compact Centennial Symposium, CCRG's Jason Robison is presenting, "The Confluence at the Compact's Centennial. Anne Castle will present "The Law of the River: A Centennial Perspective."
CRRG at this year's CRWUA Conference
CRRG members Anne Castle and Brad Udall moderated and spoke at this year's Colorado River Water Users Association Conference on Dec. 15, 2021. Matt McKinney hosted a luncheon for the Water & Tribes Initiative (WTI) during the event.
Lifeways of the Little Colorado River: Dr. Karletta Chief
Dr. Karletta Chief is an associate professor and extension specialist at the University of Arizona where she works with tribal communities on the water challenges they face. View this storymap to get perspective on her story.
60 Minutes: Southwest states facing tough choices about water as Colorado River diminishes
Brad Udall was a featured expert in piece discussing how seven states and 30 Native American tribes in the Colorado River Basin prepare to make hard choices as water levels plummet due to a 22-year drought.
The Emerging Tribal Role in the Colorado River Basin
While the Basin Study made no attempt to consider tribal plans for additional use of water under their rights or how that development would affect existing uses, it did set the table for a subsequent Tribal Water Study conducted jointly by Reclamation and...
Reflections on Two Tumultuous Decades in the Colorado River Basin
In this paper we reflect upon the massive changes that have occurred in the basin, helpful to identify the agenda that should guide the renegotiation efforts, and other negotiating processes.
CRRG Roots: Where We Got Started
The CRRG was originally launched with ten members, all academics with a long and well-established involvement in Colorado River scholarship. As envisioned by the founder the CRRG was established as an independent and knowledgeable voice insulated from pol...