The cities of Aurora and Colorado Springs are looking to develop additional water in Eagle County and divert it to Colorado's Front Range.
This year, tribal nations enter negotiations over Colorado River water.
Managing how water moves from one side of the Continental Divide to the other requires cautious timing and accurate forecasting.
A study in 2016 showed that lawns are the largest irrigated crop in America.
With talks looming on a new operating agreement for the river, a debate has emerged over the best approach to address its challenges.
The combination of groundwater pumping and warmer temperatures is shrinking aquifers and lowering water tables in Arizona.
The snowpack that 40 million people rely on for water was supposed to provide a bounty this year. Instead, much of it melted away fast and early — part of a long-term trend associated with climate change.
A well-connected metro Denver water developer is proposing to export millions of gallons of water from the San Luis Valley to Douglas County.
This year, the first-ever Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is set to launch, and water officials expect 2020 to bring unprecedented changes to the way the river is run, including cutbacks in water use by some states.
Years of drought, upstream diversions and impoundments, and an overly optimistic forecast of Colorado River flows, have sapped the river once literally called Grand.