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Wildfires and the Health of Our Rivers

Sep 25, 2020 -
The impacts of climate change have been overlooked for decades, but now they are impossible to ignore. As Coloradans grapple with yet another severe wildfire season, elected...

Water speculators could face more obstacles based on work by new group

Sep 12, 2020 -
Some feel like it’s something straight out of a dystopian movie. Others say it’s already happening: out-of-state companies purchasing Colorado water rights as an investment for when water gets...

Cameron Peak Fire receives snow, but it’s unlikely to put it out

Sep 08, 2020 -
The Cameron Peak Fire has received about 5 inches of "heavy, wet snow," according to Tom Barter, planning operations section chief from an update posted on Facebook Tuesday night.

First round of Emergency Watershed Protection funds approved for water quality protections after fires

Sep 04, 2020 -
Only hours after a caravan of federal, state and local officials rolled through Glenwood Canyon Thursday to talk about the importance of funding post-fire watershed protections, the first check...

As San Luis Valley’s water squeeze intensifies, Gov. Jared Polis mulls climate warming adaptation

Aug 30, 2020 -
The sun beat down, baking Colorado’s bone-dry, cracking San Luis Valley, where farmers for eight years have been trying to save their depleted underground water but are falling behind.

Watch: Supporting Colorado’s River Restoration

Aug 25, 2020 -
Healthy watersheds support healthy rivers, and all of us—people, birds, and other wildlife—depend upon both every single day. Rivers are the lifeblood of human and wildlife communities in the...

Paying for Extreme Weather: Wildfire, Hurricanes, Floods and Droughts Quadrupled in Cost Since 1980

Aug 25, 2020 -
Lisa Paul was still recovering from the wildfire trauma of 2017 when she experienced a renewed wave of sickening dread last week, the skies above her home and vineyard...

The Grizzly Creek fire is threatening the Colorado River and water for the entire West

Aug 19, 2020 -
White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams was driving home from vacation on Aug. 10 when he glanced up and saw the plumes billowing out of Glenwood Canyon and...

The great outdoors: Good for what ails the economy, report says

Aug 15, 2020 -
One big side effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been a rush to the great outdoors by people fed up with staying close to home. That’s created an explosion...

US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now

Aug 14, 2020 -
The white rings that wrap around two massive lakes in the U.S. West are a stark reminder of how water levels are dropping and a warning that the 40...

Colorado Water-Related Outdoor Recreation Generates Over $18 Billion Annually

Aug 12, 2020 -
Water conservationists and outdoor recreation proponents in Colorado got a blast of wind in their campaign sails recently, thanks to a new study that finds Colorado’s waterways support over...

Colorado — the entire state — is in the midst of a widespread drought

Aug 10, 2020 -
Colorado is parched. Every part of the Centennial State is presently under drought or abnormally dry conditions for the first time in nearly a decade, according to the...

Can the Colorado River keep on running?

Aug 03, 2020 -
Maybe you’re brushing your teeth; perhaps you’re rinsing your dishes; you could be watering your plants. When you turn on your faucet in parts of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New...

Officials Warn Colorado River Levels Could Fluctuate To Meet Summer Energy Needs

Jul 29, 2020 -
Federal water managers are warning hikers and river...

Forecast is clear: We need to take proactive steps to conserve water

Jul 24, 2020 -
In past years, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market has convened conservation leaders and business voices to share their creativity, passion and innovation for healthy rivers and outdoor activities. But...
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