An initiative of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder

As more sanitation districts test wastewater for COVID-19, questions remain on interpreting the data

Wastewater can inform public health departments of new variants in the community, but the data collected is still inconclusive.

Vague and voluntary proposals may do little to help Colorado River

Seven municipal water providers in the West create a five-point plan to conserve water, but some say it's not enough.

Gunnison River water agencies win $340,000 in federal drought grants, launch contingency planning

The Bureau of Reclamation gives funding through its WaterSMART program to five Western states to help combat drought and infrastructure issues.

Water confab: Colorado politicos call for more water storage, smart growth

Politicians and water officials gathered to discuss Colorado's water issues and creating more reservoir storage.

Special Report: Colorado, New Mexico struggle to save the blistered Rio Grande, with lessons...

Cities in New Mexico and Colorado are juggling water scarcity concerns over the Rio Grande.

What is a flash flood? A civil engineer explains

Flash floods often catch people by surprise, even though weather forecasters and emergency personnel try to warn and prepare communities.

A mud-caked “terra incognita” emerges in Glen Canyon as Lake Powell declines to historic...

Lake Powell’s delta is the place where the flowing Colorado River meets the stillwater reservoir.

Grizzly Reservoir to be drained next summer for rehab work

The rehabilitation of Grizzly Dam addresses safety concerns of corroded steel, seepage and operational problems.

Farmers can save water with wireless technologies, but there are challenges – like transmitting...

New technology can reduce water demand for irrigation by anywhere from 20% to 72% without hampering daily operations.

West Slope water managers ask: What authority do the feds have?

Some Colorado water managers are asking what authority the federal government has in the upper basin and which water projects could be at risk.