Historic drought, poor planning, competing political agendas and climate-change denial contributed to dangerously low levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell, experts say. What’s being done to reverse the damage?
Pumping water from the Western Slope to the Front Range reduces clarity in Grand Lake, even though its scenic values are protected by federal law
Xcel Energy owns some of the oldest water right on the Colorado River. A coalition is pushing the utility to sell it so they can control flows near Glenwood Springs.
The local group is in a bureaucratic stalemate concerning the federal Colorado-Big Thompson Project, which moves water under the Continental Divide to Front Range communities
Two candidates for Parker water board received large campaign contributions from group wanting to build a $400 million pipeline to siphon water from southern Colorado
Deep mountain snow in Colorado is good news, but what really matters is how reservoirs and soil moisture are replenished when it melts
The governor’s proposal calls for leadership change, a dozen new positions and adding $5 million to fund state water plan grants
Beavers, known for their work ethic, tenacity and sometimes destructive instincts, are making a comeback in the worlds of science and water as researchers look for natural ways to restore rivers and wetlands and improve the health of drought-stressed aquifers. “The concept of beavers and their ability to restore streams is not new,” said Sarah […]
As drought conditions intensify across Colorado, at least 14 cities in the Denver metro area say they will join forces to warn residents of looming water shortages and the need to cut back use this spring. Denver Water’s Jason Finehout said a metro drought coordination effort would help ensure a consistent message on reducing water […]
Craig Friar and Steve Anderson had seen wildfires smolder and flare before. But they had never seen one run. Until Oct. 21, when the East Troublesome fire sprinted 17 miles in less than three hours, threatening to engulf communities and giving these Northern Water staffers and others just hours to decide how best to move […]