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Videos and photos: Yampa River, December 2019

View this gallery for high-resolution downloads » This page features drone footage and still imagery of the Yampa River near Stagecoach Reservoir and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. DateDecember 22-23, 2019LocationYampa River near Stagecoach Reservoir...

Video story: The value of water (full length)

Video story: The value of water
With population growth around Denver prompting fierce competition for water, investors want to import a new supply from the San Luis Valley, but many farmers and ranchers who depend on that water are opposed to the plan.

Videos and photos: Blue River drone flight, December 2019

View this gallery for high-resolution downloads » This page features drone-captured imagery of the Blue River, north of Silverthorne, Colorado. A tributary of the Colorado River, the Blue River runs for 65 miles and offers Gold Medal...

Video story: When in drought, call the beavers

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Beaver reintroduction and restoration can help with some of the West's most profound water problems, both in terms of quantity and quality. A trial program is underway at Caribou Ranch in Boulder County.

Videos and photos: Green Mountain Reservoir and Colorado/Blue confluence drone flight, October 2019

View this gallery for high-resolution downloads » This page features drone-captured imagery of Green Mountain Reservoir and the confluence of the Colorado River and Blue River, near Kremmling, Colorado. The reservoir is part of the Colorado-Big Thompson...
The Water Desk’s mission is to increase the volume, depth and power of journalism connected to Western water issues. We're an initiative of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Water Desk launched in April 2019 with support from the Walton Family Foundation. We maintain a strict editorial firewall between our funders and our journalism. The Water Desk is seeking additional funding to build and sustain the initiative.