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Water releases from an already low Blue Mesa Reservoir will prop up Lake Powell

As of Sept. 1, the reservoir was 37% full, which is about 68 feet down from a full reservoir, and a ring of muddy shoreline was growing

Climate

Low water forecast for Ruedi Reservoir near Aspen threatens hydropower, water deliveries

The elevation of the water is about 7,709 feet. That’s about two feet lower than Aspen officials would like.

Environment

Bird count examines what happens when high-country Colorado irrigators use less water

As the state mulls paying irrigators to leave water in the Colorado River instead of flooding fields, Audubon Rockies is using bird counts in the northwest part of the state to gauge the implications of intentionally drying the landscape.

Environment

A northwest Colorado town is betting on the Yampa River to help it transition away from a coal economy

Outdoors

Estimates of future Upper Colorado River Basin water use confound planning, report shows

Maybe it's time to give up on developing new Upper Basin projects, the Center for Colorado River Studies says, after all demand has been flat for three decades.

Climate