The head of the Colorado River District says any funding must be channeled through the Colorado Water Conservation Board to prevent speculation by private buyers.
This year, the first-ever Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is set to launch, and water officials expect 2020 to bring unprecedented changes to the way the river is run, including cutbacks in water use by some states.
After a year of anxious waiting, scientists and researchers who’ve helped build one of the most successful species recovery programs in the nation have gotten a 13-year extension to finish their work.
Farmers, large and small, are beginning to grapple with what the state’s first major groundwater regulation means for them.
Several groups are studying demand management, underscoring persistent tensions between the Western Slope and Front Range water managers.
A study in 2016 showed that lawns are the largest irrigated crop in America.
The Colorado Water Conservation Board has decided to hold upcoming workgroup meetings about a potential water-demand management effort in public