Colorado negotiators hoped Blue Mesa, Flaming Gorge and Navajo reservoirs would be out of federal reach, but the Bureau of Reclamation is keeping options open.
Over the past 22 years, the state has only seen short breaks from drought often followed by longer, more severe drought conditions.
Pictures document “Big Blue” in 2021 and again in 2023
The basin’s largest reservoirs might see slight recovery, but they’re far from being full.
Deep mountain snow in Colorado is good news, but what really matters is how reservoirs and soil moisture are replenished when it melts
Even if there were several back to back winters with deep snow and Blue Mesa filled to the brim, it would still take years for the kokanee to return to pre-drought population
Blue-green algae is native to Colorado’s largest reservoir. Two research projects seek reasons for its toxic bloom at Blue Mesa and how to stop it.
CAMP HALE —Supporters of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy Act, after watching the bill fail to advance past the U.S. Senate for several years, are asking President Joe Biden to take executive action to protect the tens of thousands of acres of federal land in Colorado the measure aims to shield. And they appear to […]
Colorado is among four states that sent a letter Monday to the Bureau of Reclamation with a plan, but also maintained the Lower Basin would need to take significant action
Hanging Lake trail near Glenwood Springs is set to reopen months ahead of schedule on June 25, nearly a year after sections were washed away by mudslides in the wake of a wildfire. But, the marinas at Blue Mesa Reservoir in southwest Colorado will be closed for the season. The mixed news for tourists and […]