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.
Colorado West Slope water officials turned up the volume on the call for action around water and climate change, calling it a “train wreck.”
As wells run dry due to development, population growth and climate change, old groundwater is becoming increasingly important.
The Gila River Indian Community is ensuring that members can use their own resources while helping solve water supply problems in the region.
In Mexico, where the Colorado River approaches the sea with barely a trickle, conservationists are working to restore the natural habitats of the river’s dry delta. Gary Strieker reports...
The Colorado River Water Conservation District staff plans to present its own framework for a water-savings plan at its October board meeting.