Ouray County water project faces opposition from state, others
A proposed reservoir, pipeline and water exchange in western Colorado could impact fish and environmental flows.
Tri-State, Xcel, Colorado eye Yampa River water for “green hydrogen” projects
The Yampa Valley’s existing coal-fired plants have strong water portfolios that could be used to create green hydrogen or another storage technology called molten salt.
State engineers developing measurement rules for water diversions
Colorado officials are preparing for a future with less water by developing rules for users to measure how much they're taking from streams.
Corporate support for the river
For decades, water managers and environmentalists have worked to keep a critical stretch of the drought-stressed Colorado River healthy enough to support endangered fish. This year, they’re getting a...
These hay fields may know something we don’t: how to save the Colorado River
A $1 million science experiment on Colorado hay fields is backed by powerful water groups, farm interests, and environmentalists.
Restoration, infrastructure and the economic value of rivers – Water Buffs Podcast ep. 4...
We discuss a recent American Rivers report that examines the economic value of rivers and our nation’s crumbling water infrastructure. The report calls on Congress to invest $500 billion over 10 years in water infrastructure and river restoration.
State to host public confabs on next steps in study of Lake Powell drought...
A statewide public effort to determine whether Coloradans should engage in perhaps the biggest water conservation program in state history enters its second year of study this summer, but the complex, collaborative effort on the Colorado River has a long way to go before the state and its water users can make a go/no-go decision, officials said.
Cutting back on irrigation
In a pilot project in Colorado, farmers are reducing irrigation on their hay fields and monitoring the results, to learn if they can send more water down the Colorado...
Water managers cope with climate change – Water Buffs Podcast ep. 2 – Cynthia Koehler
Water Desk Director Mitch Tobin talks to Cynthia Koehler, director of the Water Now Alliance, about the many challenges facing water providers and the solutions they are pursuing to make water systems more resilient and sustainable.
Some Western cities offer residents “cash for grass” to reduce irrigation
A study in 2016 showed that lawns are the largest irrigated crop in America.
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