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South Platte River

South Platte River

Mitigation “bank” near Greeley will offset wetland damage, meet Clean Water Act rules

For the first time in 20 years, a new Clean Water Act mitigation bank breaks ground on the Front Range

Reimagining Denver’s Livestock Exchange Building means respecting its distinctive past

The $8.5 million sale to a consortium clears the path to a modern beacon for agricultural ingenuity and preserves the building’s architectural finery

Agricultural water contaminated with “forever chemicals” could taint produce, Colorado study finds

The Colorado School of Mines study didn't do real-world tests, but state health monitors say they will pay closer attention in sampling

Record traffic in South Platte forest district spurs first-ever designated camping plan

Pike National Forest district is converting 340 dispersed campsites into reserved, fee sites in a pilot program that mirrors reservation systems installed at other popular locations on public lands.

Essay: What happened when Black Lives Matter arrived in Colorado’s deeply conservative Eastern Plains

Dozens gathered to demonstrate in Sterling. They faced hatred on social media. And a conversation -- and movement toward change -- began.

E. coli fouls 100 Colorado waterways. But managers aren’t sure how big the threat is to people playing in streams.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has registered more than 100 waterbody segments on its impaired waters list due to alarmingly high E. coli levels

We now know how many billions of gallons of water Colorado will save by closing coal-fired power plants

By 2031 water use for coal-fired power plants in Colorado will drop to 3.7 billion gallons – a 68% reduction, according to the Energy and Policy Institute.

Rafting season is ready to launch, but coronavirus worries are running high in Colorado

Rafters are betting Colorado’s “safer-at-home” rules will ease as people flood outfitters with reservation requests. But will the water last?

I sought refuge from the coronavirus shutdown in urban nature. Eventually, this poem emerged.

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

To bridge the cultures of Mexico’s border region and a neglected Colorado neighborhood, just add water

Denver and its Mexican sister city hope to revitalize the Sun Valley neighborhood and Colorado River Delta with eco-parks despite water scarcity

As metro Denver grows, another caller wants to tap the vast aquifer under the San Luis Valley

Politically well-connected Renewable Water Resources has Gov. Bill Owens in its court, but a coalition of water warriors has fended off two other attempts

Aurora spent $34 million on water from a toxic mine. It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

The plan to tap the aquifer above Park County's London Mine could provide a template for how thirsty cities can draw on new sources of clean water, while also cleaning up polluted mine runoff

How technology is turning the South Platte River into a wavy, whitewater hot spot

Two hydraulic WaveShapers at Sheridan’s River Run Park have boosted Colorado river surfing big time, despite the challenge of down-to-the-drop demands on Colorado's water.

After long regarding the South Platte as not much more than a sewer, is metro Denver ready to love its river?

With a flurry of projects completed and the huge River Mile development on the horizon, the river's proponents see the narrative changing.

John Davenport fly fishes in the South Platte River

Where does our poop end up? Probably spread on farmland in eastern Colorado

Some may poo-poo the business of selling treated, dried human feces to fertilize crops, but solid research backs the practice.