For folks interested in big picture water resources issues, the BOR just issued a press release encouraging the Basin States to put their drought contingency plans in place before the end of this year. Current Colorado River Basin projections indicate the Basin could be in "shortage" by 2020.
"WASHINGTON - 2018 has brought record-low snowpack levels to many locations in the Colorado River Basin, making this the driest 19-year period on record. With the depressed snowpack and warming conditions, experts indicate that runoff from the Rocky Mountains into Lake Powell this spring will yield only 42 percent of the long-term average.
With drought and low runoff conditions dating back to 2000, this current period is one of the worst drought cycles over the past 1,200 plus years."
BOR Press Release: Another dry year in the Colorado River Basin increases the need for additional state and federal actions
Cliff Notes version of the issue:
Federal pressure to do a Colorado River water conservation deal
Denver Post Article (AP):
Mexico, 2 U.S. states could see Colorado River cutback in 2020