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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Eager to experience Colorado in a different way, a Boulder woman set life aside to forge a new trail across the state

Starting at the Oklahoma-Kansas-Colorado border and headed toward the state’s northwest corner, India Wood is more than halfway through her expedition. She wanted to see more than just the prettiest, most popular places.

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Colorado water officials to regulate “forever chemicals” found in firefighting foam, nonstick pans

The Water Quality Control Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to regulate per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS or “forever chemicals.”

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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

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To understand the future of the Colorado River, look to a frowny, eel-faced fish: the humpback chub

Talks to revise water-use agreements are set to begin later this year as Colorado River flows shrink. The fate of the humpback chub helps explain the challenge.