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States volunteer to take more cuts in Colorado River water to stave off mandatory requests

By Brittany Peterson and Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Water leaders in Arizona, Nevada and California signed an agreement Wednesday to voluntarily reduce their take from the Colorado River to help stave off mandatory cuts in the upcoming years. The signing took place at the Colorado River Water Users Association annual meeting […]

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Recent snowstorms are barely scratching the surface of Colorado’s ongoing drought

Colorado is no longer technically 100% in drought. And conditions in some areas of the state have slightly improved as recent spring snows have left deeper-than-forecast drifts. But don’t get too excited just yet.  Last week’s snowstorms across the Front Range were enough to downgrade some areas from “extreme” drought to “severe,” according to the […]