water rights

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Arizona will miss deadline for Colorado River drought plan that impacts water for millions, officials say

Missing the March 4 deadline could allow the federal government to step in and decide the rules

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

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

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“We all know the clock is ticking”: Colorado, other western states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan

Arizona has been the holdout, with farmers, cities, Indian tribes and lawmakers in the state set to be first to feel the pinch still negotiating how to deal with water cutback

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

The fierce fight over an artesian spring in southern Colorado provides a glimpse of coming water wars

The state says the spring at Gillette Flats in Teller County breaks the law. Locals say they depend on it.

Growth Primary category in which blog post is published

Aurora officials say water in Colorado is increasingly difficult to find. So they’ve tapped an inactive mine.

Like other Colorado cities, Aurora is searching for new sources as its population grows

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

How Colorado’s ski resorts can continue making snow in drought years like this one

A dry season more than 40 years ago kicked off decades of aggressive water rights acquisition, storage and other techniques to keep the slopes white