Colorado River

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Farmers are turning to tech as the Colorado River faces increasing distress and water wars come down to the drop

The U.S. Department of Agriculture station outside Greeley and other sites across the Southwest are experimenting with drones, specialized cameras and other technology to squeeze the most out of every drop of water in the Colorado River

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Controversy over Denver Water’s Gross Reservoir expansion offers a glimpse into water woes in the West

Raising the 55-year-old dam near Boulder is essential to keep a stable water supply in a changing climate, utility says. Residents insist conservation could be just as effective.

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Even after a rush of snow and rain, the thirsty Colorado River Basin is “not out of the woods yet”

It will take as many as 13 water years exactly like this one to erase the impacts of long-term drought in the West, Colorado River District engineers say

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Colorado’s rivers are starting to swell — but there are still feet of snow left to melt in the high country

Snowpack levels in some of the state’s river basins remain at about 50% of their peak. A man was killed rafting the Eagle River last week.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado is gearing up for its “biggest river surfing season ever”

New river parks, paired with big runoff flows, are setting the stage for an endless summer of surfing in Colorado.

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Changes were made to water flow out of the Glen Canyon Dam. And that led to more bugs in the Colorado River.

The number of adult midges throughout the Grand Canyon rose by 34% on weekends versus weekdays during last year's experiment

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A Colorado author sought to add context to the Gold King Mine disaster. What he found was unexpected.

"Piecing together the history of the Gold King Mine was especially interesting, because it hadn’t really been done before," Jonathan Thompson said

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The roots of the Gold King Mine disaster run deeper than the river it polluted

In "River of Lost Souls," author Jonathan Thompson explores disparate forces -- including labor strife -- that ultimately led to missteps that tainted the Animas River