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The Colorado River Indian Tribes have some of the oldest rights to water from Lake Mead. Ivy Ledezma, secretary for the tribal council, said water levels used to be 10 feet higher.

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Arizona risks losing water rights because of a lingering, nearly two-decade long drought in the Colorado River that could restrict water use ranging from farmers’ crops to how many households receive water, state water experts say.

By Alexis Kuhbander/Cronkite News June 20, 2017
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