Pace of transition has accelerated, deepened and broadened
40 million people rely on the Colorado River system for water and power. But after 20 years of drought, the river basin is running low. For the Water Desk,...
A new study finds that Durango can no longer depend solely on direct flow from the Florida and Animas rivers for a reliable supply of water.
Upper basin states seek added leverage to protect their river shares amid difficult talks with California and the lower basin
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that protection of wetlands encompasses only wetlands that adjoin rivers, lakes and other bodies of water.
The May 2023 deal staves off an immediate water crisis but does not solve long-term problems in the Colorado River Basin.
A bill making it easier for stream-restoration projects to take place has been gutted after stakeholders couldn’t reach an agreement.
New Mexico faces tough choices as a dire and historic drought continues and the Rio Grande is unable to give everyone what they want or need.
Five articles from The Conversation’s archive explain what’s happening and what’s at stake in the Colorado River basin’s drought crisis.
Farmers and ranchers in Colorado have submitted proposals to help restore the Colorado River, but the impacts remain uncertain.