Colorado River Compact
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
Analysis: As Colorado River Basin states confront water shortages, it’s time to focus on reducing demand
Colorado River Basin states have a problem even before considering climate change: There are more water rights on paper than there is water in the river.
Feds slash state water draws from Colorado River as drought intensifies
First-ever shortage declaration on key western river means big losses for Arizona and Nevada. Colorado’s own time for cuts and living with less is coming soon, experts warn.
Officials plan to further divert Colorado River despite drought. Farmers, environmentalists and businesses aren’t happy.
Officials plan to build a pipeline to siphon water from Lake Powell to Utah's Sand Hollow Reservoir despite the coming water cuts in downstream states
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.
Colorado’s ornery, independent water guardians finally agree on one thing: Wall Street can look elsewhere
It’s rare to see Front Range water managers like Denver Water and Northern Water joining counterparts on the Western Slope
Opinion: Why Colorado is losing the water war
Colorado cooperates with other states to avoid a long, unpredictable Supreme Court battle. But if we cooperate and Arizona doesn’t, we may continue to lose.
Opinion: Colorado needs a water market to reduce Colorado River water use
Water is Colorado’s most critical resource. So why isn’t it central to every local land-use decision?
A new bill in Colorado's capitol aims to better align local land-use planning with water conservation efforts laid out in the Colorado Water Plan. But is it enough?