Body in barrel found at bottom of Lake Mead as drought depletes reservoir
Officials predict the ongoing drought could lead to more grim findings
Las Vegas’ water intake now visible at drought-stricken Lake Mead
Lake Mead and Lake Powell upstream are the largest human-made reservoirs in the U.S., part of a system that provides water to more than 40 million people
Attempt to stop Colorado water speculation is circling the drain
Despite intense pressure from drought, downstream states and private-money water development, the legislature says impinging farmers’ right to sell is too risky.
500,000 acre-feet of water will be released from Flaming Gorge reservoir in Wyoming to protect Lake Powell
Blue Mesa near Gunnison is for the moment safe from letting more water go, but Colorado River Drought Operations Plan says that could change
Interior Department may limit Lake Powell water releases to protect infrastructure, hydropower production
The potential plan would not immediately impact Colorado water users, but it’s another sign of the challenges facing the Colorado River
Glenwood Springs granted right to build whitewater parks after 9 years in water court
Approvals for in-river recreational water diversions have slowed to a trickle as conservationists call to reform the whole process
The Colorado River Basin looks to be locking in another dry year
April NOAA forecast predicts the water headed for Lake Powell will be around two-thirds of average
Opinion: The simple, big reason Colorado’s rivers are drying up
More water is being used than is being replenished. Dams don’t fix that
Colorado River Basin hydropower revenue could be down 38%, forcing environmental programs to seek funding elsewhere
The Upper Colorado Endangered Fish Recovery Program, which is helping four species recover, gets majority of its funding from hydropower sales
Colorado hits a “hard pause” on water demand management as it waits for other states to catch up
The Colorado Water Conservation Board wants to instead focus on what can be done to help Colorado water users this year
Plan to reconnect the Colorado River for the first time since 1985 gets major donation
Plan championed by Trout Unlimited for 1-mile channel around Windy Gap Reservoir would restore flows and allow fish passage
Zornio: Amid growing water shortages, Colorado’s agricultural scene must change
As droughts continue to ravage the American West, traditional methods of agriculture remain the top drain on Colorado's dwindling water supply
Lake Powell likely to drop below critical level in next two weeks
Water managers in the Colorado River Basin have tried to keep Lake Powell from falling under 3,525 feet — it’s likely to happen soon.
22 years of drought in Colorado, rest of the Southwest is worst stretch in 1,200 years, study shows
Climate change made the current megadrought worse, study of tree ring data says. CSU researcher who reviewed the work says the conditions aren’t likely to improve
The Colorado River Basin’s water forecast looked good in January. Now everything has changed.
Data collected from Colorado River Basin sensors recorded near- or record-low snowfall in the last three weeks of January
Trains will carry “waxy crude” oil through Colorado every day after Utah approves new railway
The Surface Transportation Board last month approved the Uinta Basin Railway, which will push three to 10 trains of ‘waxy crude’ through Colorado communities every day.
States volunteer to take more cuts in Colorado River water to stave off mandatory requests
The plan requires Arizona, Nevada and California to cut 500,000 acre-feet in 2022 and 2023 and requires financial investment from the states to fund water efficiency projects and programs to reduce usage throughout the lower basin.
Colorado wants to keep investors from flipping water rights. Let the speculation begin.
Legislators want to tackle water speculation after two companies buying up water rights in Grand Valley and the San Luis Valley sparked fears
The final phase of restoration in Glenwood Canyon turns to debris-choked Colorado River
The Colorado Department of Transportation is orchestrating the removal of hundreds of thousands of tons of debris flushed down the walls of Glenwood Canyon in July deluge.
Congressional infrastructure deal brings $8B in climate, water projects to the West
Conservation groups say the bill is a climate and water budget bonanza for Colorado