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

Denver investment fund raising $5M for water tech startups

The Denver-based Colorado River Basin Fund is raising $5 million to help promising new water technology companies bring their wares to market.

The megadrought hits Lake Powell

Built in the 1960s, the Glen Canyon Dam created Lake Powell, the 186-mile-long reservoir intended to store Colorado River flows from the Rocky Mountains. With the flows now drastically...

Uranium cleanup

After more than a decade of work, a federal cleanup project along the Colorado River in Utah is still removing radioactive waste from an abandoned uranium mine that could...

Storage and new water sources to be proposed in Aspen water plan

A consultant working for the city of Aspen is presenting both new sources and storage as part of its water future.

California weighs changes for new water rights permits in response to a warmer and...

As California’s seasons become warmer and drier, state officials are pondering whether the water rights permitting system needs revising.

Forest Service approves test drilling for Whitney Reservoir site

The U.S. Forest Service approved an application from the cities of Aurora and Colorado Springs for geotechnical drilling in the Homestake Valley, one of the first steps toward building a new dam and reservoir on Homestake Creek.

Despite blizzard, Colorado’s critical mountain snowpack shrinks

Colorado remains mired in drought, with nearly half classified as being extremely or exceptionally dry, the most dangerous categories.

Photos: Green River, Yampa River, Echo Park and Dinosaur National Monument, September 2020

This page features ground-based photos of the Green River, Yampa River and Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument. Echo Park, which lies at the confluence of the Green and...

Colorado, USDA double down on soil, water conservation with $5M program

A five-year, $5 million agreement will help support regenerative agriculture, soil health, water conservation and urban farms.

State proposes a new paradigm for Yampa River

Colorado water officials are considering whether to designate the increasingly stressed Yampa River as over-appropriated.