Polis signs five major water bills into law: instream flows, anti-speculating, and more
Colorado enacted five major pieces of water legislation, including providing more water for environmental flows and studying how to limit water speculation.
State demand-management investigation moves ahead
Water managers and experts from across Colorado are investigating the feasibility of a voluntary, temporary and compensated water-use-reduction program.
One year later: What the March 2019 avalanche cycle hints at on climate change
In studying what led to this historic avalanche cycle, snow scientists are identifying some elements — such as warmer temperatures, wetter air and snow, and more-intense storms — that are consistent with a warming climate.
As temperatures rise, Arizona sinks
The combination of groundwater pumping and warmer temperatures is shrinking aquifers and lowering water tables in Arizona.
Study: Colorado’s water still affordable, but that may change as COVID-19 stresses utilities
Western states are still able to provide relatively affordable water, but that could change as utilities try to recoup losses associated with the pandemic and begin to pay for the massive repairs and upgrades to their systems that were on the drawing board before COVID-19 struck.
Colorado bill to expand loan of water to the environment has wide support
House Bill 1157 would allow water-rights holders to temporarily loan their water to the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s instream-flow program with the goal of improving the natural environment.
Colorado River drought study advances as participants call for fairness between cities, ranches
Can Colorado find a fair way to set aside as much as 500,000 acre-feet of water in Lake Powell to protect the state from future drought?
Marble quarry operators violated Clean Water Act, Army Corps of Engineers finds
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that the operators of a marble quarry violated the Clean Water Act when they diverted a tributary of the Crystal River to make way for a mining road.
Quarry in Marble facing scrutiny from federal, state regulators in wake of diesel spill
The operator of Marble’s famed Yule quarry, is facing scrutiny and possible penalties from federal and state regulators after an October diesel spill that shut down operations for nearly two months.
The coronavirus pandemic might make buildings sick, too
With millions of people under stay-at-home orders, water is sitting in the pipes of empty office buildings and gyms, getting old and potentially dangerous.