rivers

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MAP: At least 22 people have died on Colorado’s rivers and reservoirs this year amid fierce runoff

The Arkansas River has been the deadliest stretch of water in the state so far, with three deaths

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Stand-up paddler dies Saturday on Arkansas River, marking Colorado’s eighth water death of the season

Michael James, 40, of Boulder, was last seen in the Buena Vista whitewater park before his body was found downstream

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Colorado Springs’ downtown creek has long been viewed as a blight. Then one man started catching trout in it.

Colorado Springs is one of only a few remaining Front Range cities without a creek or river being regularly used for recreation. “There’s so many opportunities," said Alan Peak.

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2 women die Friday in Gunnison Basin, bringing Colorado’s spring runoff death toll to at least 5

A Colorado Springs woman, Roberta Sophia Rodriguez, is also missing in the South Fork of the Rio Grande

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Colorado’s snowpack delivered an epic ski season. Now it’s rafters’ turn — even if they’re a little nervous

Snow that piled up this winter could come rushing down too fast and too fierce for river fun

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Colorado drought levels drop by half in a week; governor declares snowpack is “epic”

The U.S. Drought Monitor reported on Thursday that there is no more extreme or exceptional drought conditions in the state, which plagued the Four Corners region after the dry 2018 winter and summer

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“We all recognize we’re looking at a drier future”: Official declares Colorado River drought plan complete

Under the drought plan, states voluntarily would give up water to keep Lake Mead on the Arizona-Nevada border and Lake Powell upstream on the Arizona-Utah border from crashing. Mexico also has agreed to cuts.

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Arizona joins Colorado River drought plan just before federal deadline in effort to keep reservoirs from draining too low

The nightmare scenario for Arizona, California, Nevada and Mexico — which draw from Lake Mead — is a phenomenon called "dead pool," in which the level of the lake's surface falls below the gates that let water out