Colorado River

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Humanity and nature, mother and son, fulfillment and regret — a field guide

In a short story from her debut collection, author Emily Wortman-Wunder melds her love of wildlife and short fiction into a heart-wrenching meditation

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To understand the future of the Colorado River, look to a frowny, eel-faced fish: the humpback chub

Talks to revise water-use agreements are set to begin later this year as Colorado River flows shrink. The fate of the humpback chub helps explain the challenge.

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Why planting tenacious tamarisk seemed like a good idea until it wasn’t, and other harrowing tales of Colorado’s invasive species

For scientists, preserving nature’s balance can mean love-hate-love relationships with everything from Dalmatian toadflax to horny beetles and jumping carp.

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Man, toddler still missing in separate incidents on Colorado’s runoff-swollen rivers

Teams searching the Colorado and Eagle rivers are fighting fast flows and low visibility as snowmelt kicks off a busy, dangerous season.

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Colorado researchers spent decades trying to save disappearing rainbow trout. Finally, they’re making progress.

Genetics from Germany and a hardy cross with Gunnison River trout seem to be overcoming a nightmarish parasite that causes deadly whirling disease

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Rafting season is ready to launch, but coronavirus worries are running high in Colorado

Rafters are betting Colorado’s “safer-at-home” rules will ease as people flood outfitters with reservation requests. But will the water last?

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The closure of Colorado coal-fired powerplants is freeing up water for thirsty cities

Large electricity generators use lots of water to cool their coal-fired plants. As those units shut down, expect to see battles heat up over how the massive amounts of water can be repurposed.

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To bridge the cultures of Mexico’s border region and a neglected Colorado neighborhood, just add water

Denver and its Mexican sister city hope to revitalize the Sun Valley neighborhood and Colorado River Delta with eco-parks despite water scarcity

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Determining how much water Colorado’s snowpack will yield is an inexact science, but researchers persist

The specter of climate change underscores the importance of gauging how well Colorado’s mountains can wring moisture from those enigmatic flakes