Drought and decreased snowpack have left Colorado reservoirs below average capacity levels.
In a first-of-its-kind project, scientists will trace snow from where it arrives in the atmosphere, to where it melts into the ground.
Snowpack in Colorado is melting earlier than expected due to an increase in dust storm severity.
Colorado’s predictions for spring runoff are looking better than the past two years, but streamflows are still expected to be below normal.
Colorado's drought may continue into the fall, bringing a third year of below-average snowpack and streamflows and high wildfire danger.
Colorado has approved a $1.9 million snow measuring initiative that will help forecast how much water mountain snowpack will likely generate.
California’s announcement represents uncharted territory and is meant to promote water conservation in what is already a dry water year.
Journalist Heather Hansman floated the Green River to explore water issues in the American West, then wrote a fascinating book about her journey.
Scientists are exploring how droughts can lead to chronically dry soil that sucks up more water than normal in the American West.
New dust-on-snow monitoring technology coming to Steamboat lab, expanding a growing snowpack data network
Technology to study the impact of dust on downwind mountain ecosystems in Colorado and Utah will likely be installed in the Rockies this fall.