The last remnant of Telluride’s messy mining legacy is causing headaches. Last fall, the U.S. Forest Service called the Environmental Protection Agency to consult on moving 34 acres of mining tailings located on public land on the town’s beloved Valley Floor. Soil tested near a popular hiking trail along the San Miguel River detected lead […]
San Miguel River
Colorado’s major snowstorm only made a dent in the drought. These maps and graphs explain what’s going on.
Despite what multiple feet of snow on the ground might suggest to many Coloradans, the state’s long-term drought remains persistent. And water forecasters are worried that even if the state receives decent spring moisture, Colorado and the greater American Southwest will need lots more to emerge from this drought. The record-breaking storms that buried Front […]
We now know how many billions of gallons of water Colorado will save by closing coal-fired power plants
The closing of 30 coal-fired generating units across the West – including 10 in Colorado – could free-up more than 76 billion gallons of river and groundwater a year in the increasingly parched region, although utilities appear cautious about giving up their water rights. An analysis by the Energy and Policy Institute, a non-profit, utility […]