Colorado River

From its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains to its delta in Mexico, the Deseret News examines the state of the Colorado River in a series of stories and images that tell the tale of an essential environmental artery in trouble.

What does the future hold for power generation at Lake Powell’s Glen Canyon Dam? The possibilities are frightening.
The Colorado River Basin is home to 30 tribal nations — despite having senior water rights, there are still many tribal communities without running water
Deseret News photojournalist Spenser Heaps followed the flow of the Colorado River through four states, the Navajo Nation and Mexico.
At the end of the Colorado River in Mexico, the issues plaguing the basin are glaring. But a team of nonprofits are working to turn the tide.