A Colorado River flows drop and tensions rise, water interests struggle to find solutions...
Experts warn that climate change has rendered old assumptions outdated about what the Colorado River can provide, leaving painful water cuts as the only way forward.
Environmental justice board eyes new coordinating entity, better community outreach tools
Colorado's Environmental Justice Advisory Board is discussing recommendations to help the state strengthen its environmental justice work.
Tribal water talks
With growing water shortages on the Colorado River, tribal communities are demanding a bigger role in river management and access to water they legally own but have never actually...
Tribal breakthrough? Four states, six tribes announce first formal talks on Colorado River negotiating...
Four states have embarked on formal meetings to negotiate jointly with some of the largest owners of Colorado River water rights: tribal communities.
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe faces another devastating drought year, but recent rain, wheat prices...
Low snowpack and high temperatures have plagued water supplies in southwest Colorado, but high wheat prices bring hope to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.
Two Southwest tribes raise concerns over uranium storage
In Utah, a pool of toxic waste is emitting dangerous amounts of radon to the surrounding communities, including the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.
Colorado River crisis giving tribes new opportunities to right century-old water wrongs
Early involvement in negotiating new Colorado River guidelines will be critical for tribes to determine their future.
Southern Ute Tribe and climate change
The megadrought in the Southwest is impacting everyone including Native American tribes that have lived here for thousands of years. For The Water Desk, Gary Strieker reports from the...
Against the flow
Picuris Pueblo says its water has been stolen and shunted over a mountain to the Mora Valley — where irrigators claim rights to it, too.
Arizona’s future water shock
Smaller cities. Soaring water prices. Scorched desert towns.