Some fear perceived harm to downstream water users could prompt push for water rights
The Maybell Irrigation District and The Nature Conservancy are rehabilitating and modernizing a key headgate and diversion on the Yampa River.
Population growth, agricultural withdrawals and climate change have badly diminished the river and threaten its future.
The razorback sucker has survived in the river for more than 3 million years. Climate change could end that.
The rehabilitation of Grizzly Dam addresses safety concerns of corroded steel, seepage and operational problems.
Grand County officials are searching for ways to prevent harmful algae blooms and weed growth in Grand Lake.
Two non-profit groups in Crested Butte work to clean up waters still polluted from the Keystone and Standard mines.
Colorado water officials hope to combat algae blooms caused by rising temperatures and an increased use of phosphorus-laced lawn fertilizers.
Beyond flooding, the unpredictability of the world's rivers is perpetuated by rare avulsions, which can cause them to abruptly change course.
Colorado Stone Quarries must rehabilitate streams they illegally diverted in 2018, but some say even more needs to be done.