If you only want to read ONE article to get the "big picture" on the threat to the Colorado River, this is the best one we've found so far. On Sunday, April 8, the Denver Post published this article summarizing the plight of the upper Colorado. The Article is titled "Sucking the River Dry". Just click on this link to see the entire article.
Two other articles worthy of your attention were associated with this topic in the same paper, but don't appear in the online link: