Disappearing Lake Powell underlines drought crisis facing Colorado river

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In Lake Powell, white calcium deposits show the extent to which the water level has dropped, around 30ft. Photograph: Chris McGreal for the Guardian

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Police: Man stabs wife to death while their 7 kids are home

This law enforcement booking photo from the Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff’s office shows John Leo Davis. Police in Goodyear, Ariz., say Davis is accused of fatally stabbing his wife after she confronted him about slapping one of their kids for playing video games. According to police, the couple’s seven children were in the family home Thursday, March 26, 2015, when the mother, identified as Michele Davis, 35, was killed. A 14-year-old daughter witnessed the stabbing and called 911. The husband also called 911, reportedly saying he’d lost his mind and stabbed his wife.(AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

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Southwest Flooding: Flash Flood Emergency Declared Near Las Vegas; 2 Killed in Tucson Area

A dismayed Nick Kriaris wades through his flooded home after heavy rains caused severe flash flooding Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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