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Colorado could need 750,000 acre-feet of new water supplies by 2050 for its growing population, but how to store that water isn’t clear.
Western governors say it's time to help states recover from wildfires, thin overgrown forests and protect mountain water systems.
Colorado’s high altitude hay meadows could be re-operated to yield more than 40 percent in water savings, according to a new report.
A prototype web tool uses historical data to give river users and water managers the ability to check an entire season’s flow forecast.
Colorado lawmakers approved bills to help finance the Colorado Water Plan, protect watersheds, mitigate wildfires and recover from drought.
Megafires triggered by drought and climate change have ravaged major Colorado water systems, and recent snowmelt will only make things worse.
Funding shortfalls, bureaucratic barriers hobble efforts to restore Colorado’s fire-scarred water systems
Funding shortfalls are hobbling efforts to clean up watersheds and protect drinking water for more than 1 million Coloradans.
With drought continuing to grip the American West, Colorado is declaring one of its last, mostly free-flowing rivers as over-appropriated.
The process of protecting environmental flows takes an important step forward as three laws passed in 2020 start to take effect this year.
Beavers are making a comeback as researchers look for ways to restore rivers and wetlands while improving the health of drought-stressed aquifers.