Some fear perceived harm to downstream water users could prompt push for water rights
Cold Mountain Ranch and the Colorado Water Trust penned an agreement to improve the Crystal River’s streamflow and compensate nearby ranchers.
Cities in New Mexico and Colorado are juggling water scarcity concerns over the Rio Grande.
Some Colorado water managers are asking what authority the federal government has in the upper basin and which water projects could be at risk.
Two new water storage projects designed to capture the flows of the Colorado River may represent the end of an era on the river.
Colorado’s “first-in-time, first-in-right” prior appropriation doctrine is coming under increasing scrutiny as rivers and reservoirs dry out.
Water leaders from each of the Colorado River basin states will soon meet for the annual Colorado River Water Users Association Conference.
Aspen’s new water resource plan outlines the strategy for creating emergency storage to address threats to existing supplies.
With users facing severe water shortages, the 1922 Colorado Compact is inadequate to deal with scarcity, and a better approach is needed.
As the gap between water supplies and demands narrows in northwestern Colorado, state officials want to ensure that, as best as reasonably can be done, every last drop gets measured and recorded.