Winter snow accumulation offers water officials a breather as they face the basin’s long-term drought.
Deep mountain snow in Colorado is good news, but what really matters is how reservoirs and soil moisture are replenished when it melts
Satellite data shows groundwater has dropped faster across the Colorado River Basin than reservoir levels at Lake Powell and Lake Mead
Another significantly dry year combined with a 7 million acre-foot release could drop the reservoir below the point at which the dam can no longer generate hydropower
Agencies that both distribute and rely on Colorado River hydropower are rethinking how much energy they can count on in the future
Colorado is among four states that sent a letter Monday to the Bureau of Reclamation with a plan, but also maintained the Lower Basin would need to take significant action
Drought and other climate factors have already slowed the flow in Colorado and other Upper Basin states. Some water managers say cuts must come below Hoover Dam.
The Upper Colorado River Commission plans to study the transit losses as part of the 2022 Drought Operations Plan.
Hanging Lake trail near Glenwood Springs is set to reopen months ahead of schedule on June 25, nearly a year after sections were washed away by mudslides in the wake of a wildfire. But, the marinas at Blue Mesa Reservoir in southwest Colorado will be closed for the season. The mixed news for tourists and […]
The seven Colorado River Basin States and stakeholders are engaging to replace an important document with a long name: The 2007 Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and the Coordinated Operations for Lake Powell and Lake Mead. These Interim Guidelines are set to expire in 2026. Over the past year, the Family Farm Alliance has […]