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Colorado Water Trust

Colorado Water Trust
Colorado Water Trust

How water rights work in Colorado — and why severe drought makes them work differently

Parched residents’ questions answered, from how much water the Front Range takes from the Western Slope, to how a power dam near Glenwood Springs saves Colorado River fishies

Climate

Colorado closes popular stretch of Yampa River to fishing as Western Slope drought hits summer plans early

State Parks and Wildlife shuts down a key stretch below Stagecoach Reservoir far earlier than in recent years, prompting climate change warnings from river advocates and concern for local rec industry.

Climate