Are the lessons from a $30 million effort to restore the parched Republican River a road map for other rivers, or a warning?
Colorado replies in Nebraska canal war: There won’t be much water left to take
State engineer tells neighbor-state officials Colorado has right to use South Platte River flow before it gets to Julesburg
Feds want U.S. Supreme Court justices to end Navajo fight for Colorado River water
The tribe doesn’t have enough water and says that the federal government is at fault
The rock-hurling spat that could upend Colorado’s river access rules
The Colorado Supreme Court will wade into a technical aspect in angler Roger Hill’s lawsuit arguing Colorado rivers are public property if they were used for commercial activity – like floating timber – at statehood.
Thornton has plenty of water — it’s just in the wrong place. And that’s a very Colorado story.
As drought and unbridled population expansion stretch state water demand beyond the supply, Thornton’s plan-ahead vision is blocked at every turn.
Opinion: To keep Colorado River water flowing, pay farmers to conserve it
Water conservation in cities is necessary, but insufficient. Most water is used by agriculture.
Punished by drought, some southwest Colorado farmers survived 2021 on 10% of their normal water supply
Last year’s dry conditions made it difficult for farmers in southwest Colorado — they’re hoping they can make it through what could be another tough year.
Nebraska wants to build a $500 million canal over the border. Can Colorado stop it?
Remnants of the last time the Huskers tried this, in 1894, pock the landscape of far northeastern Colorado. Experts say there’s a difference between water rights and what’s right.
Renewable Water Resources wants Douglas County as the first customer for its San Luis Valley water export plan
By Chris Lopez, Alamosa Citizen For an initial payment of $20 million, Douglas County can become a partner of Renewable Water Resources in its plan to export approximately 20,000 acre-feet of water per year from the San Luis Valley, according to an RWR proposal to the Douglas County Commissioners. In its proposal to Douglas County, […]
In the San Luis Valley, a community fights for its land, water and way of life
Every summer in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, a long, high desert valley ringed by mountains, Jose Martinez watches in admiration as water flows from an irrigation pipe across the contours of his land, feeding the 8 acres of alfalfa he grows near his home in San Francisco, a town of fewer than 90 people. The […]