Big March storms helped boost Colorado’s snowpack, but they weren’t enough to solve the long-term drought
Many of the major river basins are at or above average, but surveyors are worried that drought conditions won't improve
Aurora, Colorado Springs get federal OK to test if controversial reservoir in Eagle County wilderness is feasible
Front Range cities need the additional water storage to meet their growth projections. But Holy Cross Wilderness boundaries would need to be redrawn to build it.
Aurora and Colorado Springs want more water. The proposed solution — a new reservoir — would have far-reaching impacts.
Two of Colorado's largest cities are working together because they have the same problem: Planners don’t think they have enough water where they are to support the cities’ expected growth.
Western states chart diverging paths as Colorado River water shortages loom
Republican lawmakers in Utah approved an entity that could push for more of their state's share of Colorado River water as seven Western states, including Colorado, prepare to negotiate how to sustain a river serving 40 million people.
Estimates of future Upper Colorado River Basin water use confound planning, report shows
Maybe it's time to give up on developing new Upper Basin projects, the Center for Colorado River Studies says, after all demand has been flat for three decades.
Climate change ravaged Colorado and the West with heat and drought in 2020. This year may be worse.
Coloradans also can look out their windows and see the “snow drought” forecasters are talking about when they say snow cover in the West is the worst it has been at any time in the last two decades.
Opinion: On this one thing, 9 Colorado water managers agree
Venture capital has circled Colorado water before. This time, investors are posturing as the only solution to a climate change driven reduction in the flows of our rivers.
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
Record low Lake Powell and bad 2021 drought forecast sets stage for water cuts
The Bureau of Reclamation’s dire projections for Colorado River Basin reservoirs for the first time triggers drought contingency planning across seven basin states.
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.
Grand Junction keeps its grave for radioactive, Cold War dirt thanks to new coronavirus-aid package
Trump’s signature means a disposal site can remain open for another decade, averting millions of dollars in added expenses
More must be done to protect Colorado River from drought, federal report says
Millions of people in seven states and Mexico rely on the river for drinking water and growing crops
Opinion: Colorado’s intensifying drought conditions call for urgent collaboration
“Too many uncontrollables”: From coronavirus to wildfires, Colorado’s hunting season brings a slew of uncertainties
While the long-term outlook for wildlife could benefit from the reshaping of the forest, less habitat plus more hunters equals a problem.
Scouring soil, sowing seeds and spending millions for wildfire recovery in Glenwood Canyon
Glenwood Springs is spending more than $10 million on repairs and upgrades to water supply infrastructure following Grizzly Creek Fire.
Bodie Hilleke follows family legacy, becoming youngest kayaker to navigate Grand Canyon
The Glenwood Springs fifth grader -- the youngest of four and the son of a kayaking legend -- capped a summer of epic river trips with a world record by cleanly kayaking 280 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
These hay fields may know something we don’t: How to save the Colorado River
Ranchers in northwest Colorado are experimenting with hay species that may allow them to irrigate less and leave more water in the Upper Colorado River.
After lawsuit from Colorado and other states, Utah asks Trump administration to delay decision on tapping Lake Powell
Utah cited the need to consider roughly 14,000 public comments on a draft environmental impact statement, released in June by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, for the Lake Powell pipeline project