Water infrastructure repair and funding opportunities are among high-priority topics as the group prepares to recommend policy solutions to state legislators.
With Colorado’s annual display of fall colors continuing into mid-October, experts break down color-change science and what it reveals about Colorado’s water challenges.
Valley residents say they don’t have more water to lose, and officials hope the new review board will help protect local economies and water resources.
The 2023 water year was one of the wettest periods in over a century. “It was a season of abundance,” one reservoir manager said.
The 2023 program spent more and saved less water than in the past, but officials say there’s more that can be learned about water conservation in the next round.
Colorado’s need for more affordable housing is on a collision course with the state’s limited water supply. Buena Vista is testing out a new way to link water, housing and community values.
Colorado’s cities, industries and farms will face increasing water shortages as temperatures climb and depending on how the state responds.
As the postmortem begins, Colorado River officials and water users say the program should continue even as they wonder if it had enough bang for the buck.
Basin states continue to disagree on how to change the reservoirs’ operations, but they do agree that the current rules don’t work.
Ris will lead the Colorado Water Conservation Board in addressing critical water supply, quality issues statewide.