Low water forecast for Ruedi Reservoir near Aspen threatens hydropower, water deliveries
The elevation of the water is about 7,709 feet. That’s about two feet lower than Aspen officials would like.
First-ever Colorado River water cuts will hammer Arizona farmers
Climate change, drought and high demand are expected to force the first-ever mandatory cuts to a water supply that 40 million people across the American West depend on
Congress’ bipartisan infrastructure bill includes $8.3 billion for Western water. Here’s how Colorado stands to benefit.
$300 million would go directly to carrying out the Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Plan, $50 million of which would go to Upper Basin states, including Colorado
Boulder County puts review of Gross Reservoir expansion on hold
The county on Tuesday said it had agreed to a Denver Water request to put the process on hold pending the outcome of a lawsuit
As drought in the West worsens, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado faces a dwindling water supply
Hay and corn production is down, and the Ute Mountain Ute Farm & Ranch Enterprise had to let go 50% of its employees, half of whom are tribal members who live in Towaoc, the tribe's headquarters and main town on their reservation.
Coalition blasts plans to divert Colorado River amid drought
Hot temperatures and less snowpack have decreased the amount of water that flows from the Rocky Mountains down through the arid deserts of the Southwest into the Gulf of California
Biden picks career water policy adviser to lead water agency
Camille Touton will lead an agency responsible for water in 17 states and power in 13
Thornton sues Weld County commissioners over water-pipeline vote
As Thornton nears its deadline to construct a pipeline from a reservoir near Fort Collins, the quickest and most direct way for the city to get approval for a Weld County pipeline is through the courts
Nevada farmers and conservationists balk at “water banking,” an idea also being weighed in Colorado
Proponents argue crediting people for conservation will help prevent future shortages and offer water rights holders an option beyond use, abandonment or selling.
Opinion: On this one thing, 9 Colorado water managers agree
Venture capital has circled Colorado water before. This time, investors are posturing as the only solution to a climate change driven reduction in the flows of our rivers.
Colorado’s ornery, independent water guardians finally agree on one thing: Wall Street can look elsewhere
It’s rare to see Front Range water managers like Denver Water and Northern Water joining counterparts on the Western Slope
More must be done to protect Colorado River from drought, federal report says
Millions of people in seven states and Mexico rely on the river for drinking water and growing crops
After lawsuit from Colorado and other states, Utah asks Trump administration to delay decision on tapping Lake Powell
Utah cited the need to consider roughly 14,000 public comments on a draft environmental impact statement, released in June by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, for the Lake Powell pipeline project
Opinion: Colorado needs a water market to reduce Colorado River water use
Colorado, five other states promise lawsuits if feds fast-track approval of Utah’s Lake Powell Pipeline project
Decades of collaborative agreements between the states that rely on the Colorado River could be threatened by the Trump Administration plan to expedite review of Utah’s diversion project
Officials restrict water usage from Yampa River for only the second time ever
The move came because less water has been circulating to the lower part of the river, meaning users in that area are not receiving their legally protected share
Western U.S. faces reckoning over water, but avoids cuts for now
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is expected to release projections Friday that suggest Lake Powell and Lake Mead will dip slightly in 2021
Many hoped the Gold King Mine spill would bring change. Five years later, they’re still waiting.
A congressional fix for abandoned mines remains elusive and clean up around Silverton has moved at a “snail’s pace.” Experts say the disaster shed light on problems, but didn’t drive change like they thought it would.
Nearly all of Colorado is under some drought status. A year ago, almost none of the state was parched.
Colorado’s most recent drought outlook shows some progress, but the state’s drought could persist
Table tennis got the lion’s share of Colorado’s first $25 million in sports betting wagers
Sports wagering is supposed to pump money into Colorado’s Water Plan, but the pandemic is tossing more uncertainty into the bet lawmakers made