A state group examining water speculation identified eight ideas to stop water hoarding, but failed to provide legislative recommendations.
There's still no consensus about what should be done to prevent investors from profiting off of speculating on the state’s water.
Increasing water supply is no longer a viable option, so states must turn to reducing demand. Conservation remains the low-hanging fruit.
The Ute Indian Tribe is suing to get back its water and asserting that the misappropriation is one of a decades-long string of racially motivated schemes to deprive it of its rights and property.
The process of protecting environmental flows takes an important step forward as three laws passed in 2020 start to take effect this year.
Southwest Utah’s claim to Colorado River water is sparking conflict with other western states.
State health officials will request to fast-track authority over streams left unprotected after a 2020 rollback of Clean Water Act.
Imposing hefty taxes on speculative water sales, requiring that water rights purchased by investors be held for several years before they can be resold, and requiring special state approval of such sales are three ideas that might help Colorado protect its water resources from speculators.
State engineers in the Arkansas River basin are beginning to crack down on more than 10,000 ponds without legal water rights, which they say are harming senior rights holders.
A developer who disrupts wetlands or streams can offset that impact by buying credits generated from floodplain and ecosystem restoration.