The city of Aspen is moving ahead on a project aimed at increasing the reliability of its water supply and environmental flows through what’s known as an “alternative transfer method,” or ATM.
Managing how water moves from one side of the Continental Divide to the other requires cautious timing and accurate forecasting.
Chatfield Reservoir, one of the largest liquid playgrounds in the Denver metro area, will now store water under a $171 million deal.
Though many agricultural interests and water utilities support the new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, as it is known, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and Patrick Pfaltzgraff, director of the state’s Water Quality Control Division, said they will take legal action to protect streams that are no longer subject to federal oversight.
A warming climate has been linked to human activity around the world, and has affected the Colorado River System as well. The impacts are substantial, from reduced water flows, threats to indigenous species and the influx of new invasive species along the river system.
Are junior water rights to an oversubscribed river enough to justify two reservoirs on a farm? One Colorado rancher is about to find out.
A new thawing technology aims to help restaurants cut their water use, reduce their operating costs and shrink their carbon footprint.
The water once used to cool coal-fired power plants could soon be available for other uses, even to help fill a new drought-protection pool in Lake Powell.
Endangered fish in the Yampa River may benefit as coal-fired power stations close in the next 10 to 15 years.