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Colorado’s water forecast, already strained by back-to-back drought years, is unlikely to brighten this fall and winter.
Environment and recreation projects represented the largest slice of the pie at $6.6 million.
The releases from Flaming Gorge, Blue Mesa and Navajo reservoirs are designed to bolster hydropower production at the ailing Lake Powell.
A federal agency aims to offset rising costs linked to Lake Powell’s inability to produce as much hydropower due to drought.
A state group examining water speculation identified eight ideas to stop water hoarding, but failed to provide legislative recommendations.
A repeat of dry conditions in 2021 is making Colorado’s continuing drought across swaths of the state’s Western Slope even more devastating.
The Yampa Valley’s existing coal-fired plants have strong water portfolios that could be used to create green hydrogen or another storage technology called molten salt.
The drought hit crisis proportions this summer, pushing lakes Powell and Mead to historic lows and triggering emergency releases.
Despite a drought and below-normal reservoir levels, communities remain split on permanent outdoor watering restrictions.
Colorado water officials have reached a settlement removing one of the last barriers to a new water program in Chatfield Reservoir.