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Colorado Water Plan

Colorado Water Plan
Colorado Water Plan

Opinion: If we fight each other over water, we’ll all come out losers

There are no easy answers to water issues in the West. We have to consider all possible solutions and avoid the trap of single-minded thinking.

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s Water Plan has made progress toward ensuring supply, but the work’s far from done

Five years in, accelerating climate change and rapid population growth, not to mention a shortage of funding, have made the Colorado Water Plan's vision for the future more complex.

Environment

Colorado sports betting is popular enough to quickly benefit state water projects after all

Gov. Jared Polis’ administration thought sports wagering would get off to a slow start, limiting payments to Colorado’s Water Plan until at least the second full year of betting

Environment

Opinion: Colorado’s intensifying drought conditions call for urgent collaboration

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Protecting rivers is key to preparing Colorado for wildfires

Opinion Columns

Opinion: A toast to Coloradans’ willingness to unite on water needs

Opinion Columns

With big sports back, Colorado’s betting scene exploded with $59 million in pent-up wagers

A serious bettor takes us through the shutdown and bounce back, while the state’s new sportsbooks flood the market with online deals and a nod to retail operations

Coronavirus

Table tennis got the lion’s share of Colorado’s first $25 million in sports betting wagers

Sports wagering is supposed to pump money into Colorado’s Water Plan, but the pandemic is tossing more uncertainty into the bet lawmakers made

News

Opinion: Protecting Colorado’s rivers and water is investing in our future

Opinion Columns

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.

Energy

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?

Politics and Government

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

Environment

Sports betting won’t generate any money for Colorado’s water needs in first year, new analysis says

The Colorado Gaming Division only expects sports betting, which begins in Colorado in May, to generate between $1.5 million and $1.7 million in tax revenue in the 2020-21 fiscal year, which begins on July 1

Environment

U.S. water chief praises Colorado River deal, but she also sees challenges

The river supplies 40 million people in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming as well as a $5 billion-a-year agricultural industry

Environment

Agriculture is part of the climate change problem. Colorado wants farmers’ soil to be part of the solution.

With more statewide support, farmers and ranchers hope to boost the health of Colorado's agricultural lands and conserve water while also meeting business goals.

Environment

Colorado may legalize sports betting with Prop. DD. But a different gambling expansion didn’t make it.

The Joint Budget Committee blocked a request from Gov. Jared Polis’ administration to add 200 Colorado lottery machines at Walmart stores

Politics and Government

Here’s what you need to know about Colorado’s water plan before voting on Proposition DD

The spending needed to boost Colorado’s water resources won’t get fully addressed by the 2019 ballot question, but supporters say it’s a start

Politics and Government

The faith-based and environmental opposition to Colorado’s Proposition DD makes for strange company

The 2019 ballot question about whether to legalize sports betting is drawing critics, but not a well-organized opposition

Politics and Government

Prop. DD explained: What sports gambling would mean in Colorado and how much (or little) it would generate

Proponents of Proposition DD on the statewide ballot highlight the money earmarked for water conservation projects, but revenue estimates are a wild card

Politics and Government

Deep mountain snow raised Lake Mead, Lake Powell water lines. But for the first time, supply cuts loom downstream.

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan inked this spring is triggering “a new era” of mandatory cuts for Arizona and Nevada

Environment
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