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Opinion: Recycling water has to become the norm because it is too scarce and too valuable to waste

Opinion

Western states, including Colorado, prepare for possible 1st water shortage declaration

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released 24-month projections this week forecasting that less Colorado River water will cascade down from the Rocky Mountains through Lake Powell and Lake Mead

Environment

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.

Environment

Snowpack in Colorado, across the West is melting earlier than it did in the 20th century

A new study from the University of Colorado indicates the future of Western water systems will likely include earlier runoff periods and drier dry seasons.

Climate

Big March storms helped boost Colorado’s snowpack, but they weren’t enough to solve the long-term drought

Many of the major river basins are at or above average, but surveyors are worried that drought conditions won't improve

Environment

Opinion: If we fight each other over water, we’ll all come out losers

There are no easy answers to water issues in the West. We have to consider all possible solutions and avoid the trap of single-minded thinking.

Opinion Columns

Aurora and Colorado Springs want more water. The proposed solution — a new reservoir — would have far-reaching impacts.

Two of Colorado's largest cities are working together because they have the same problem: Planners don’t think they have enough water where they are to support the cities’ expected growth.

Environment

Colorado’s Water Plan has made progress toward ensuring supply, but the work’s far from done

Five years in, accelerating climate change and rapid population growth, not to mention a shortage of funding, have made the Colorado Water Plan's vision for the future more complex.

Environment

14 Front Range cities coordinate to warn of water shortages in alarmingly dry year

Cities are watching snowpack and reservoir storage closely. The district serving Highlands Ranch says its reservoirs are 25% less full than is normal for this time of year.

Climate

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.

Opinion

San Luis Valley ranchers see dividends in saving water for fish. Are they on to something?

Some ranchers are paid to change when they draw water from San Luis Valley reservoirs. There are benefits for fish, but also for management of land and animals.

Environment

Opponents refuse to play on Branson’s hardscrabble football field. Now the town needs a(nother) miracle.

Can the small Colorado school district find a way to install a $400,000 artificial turf facility? History says don’t count them out.

Coloradans

Squeezed by two megafires: Northern Water’s race to save Grand Lake

Colorado's largest exporter of water from the Western Slope had to use an untested backup system to make sure water kept flowing from taps on the Front Range.

Wildfire

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

Environment

“Too many uncontrollables”: From coronavirus to wildfires, Colorado’s hunting season brings a slew of uncertainties

While the long-term outlook for wildlife could benefit from the reshaping of the forest, less habitat plus more hunters equals a problem.

Outdoors

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

Health

Opinion: A toast to Coloradans’ willingness to unite on water needs

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado water leaders are thanking Cory Gardner

Opinion Columns

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

Environment

Water shortages in Lake Powell, Lake Mead likelier than previously thought

Compared with an average year, only 55% of Colorado River water is flowing from the Rocky Mountains down to Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona line

Environment
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