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Climate change is hitting the Colorado River ‘incredibly fast and incredibly hard’

Jan 08, 2021 -
The warming climate is intensifying drought, contributing to fires and drying out the river's headwaters, sending consequences cascading downstream.

Boiling Point: Climate change spells trouble for the Colorado River. But there’s still hope

Dec 31, 2020 -
One of the best road trips I’ve ever taken was a sightseeing tour of the Colorado River, where it straddles the California-Arizona state line.

If ancient drought choked the Southwest for centuries, what does the future hold?

Dec 28, 2020 -
The ancient people of western Utah’s Danger Cave lived well. They ate freshwater fish, ducks and other small game, according to detritus they left behind. They had...

More must be done to protect Colorado River from drought, federal report says

Dec 18, 2020 -
A set of guidelines for managing the Colorado River helped several states through a dry spell, but it’s not enough to keep key reservoirs in the American West from...

Broad coalitions bring new hope for water funding

Dec 18, 2020 -
The ongoing drought and severe wildfires are the most recent reminders of the serious water challenges facing the state of Colorado.

Ski areas desperately need snow as drought intensifies in Summit County

Dec 14, 2020 -
Despite some snowfall in the past week, Colorado’s drought continues to wear on.

Opinion: Colorado’s intensifying drought conditions call for urgent collaboration

Dec 13, 2020 -
Without a doubt, 2020 has been hot and dry in Colorado. The entire state and its nearly 5.8 million residents are living in drought conditions as evidenced by the...

Colorado River District lays out framework for new taxpayer-funded grant program

Dec 10, 2020 -
Colorado River Water Conservation District officials have laid out a framework for how they will spend their new tax revenue with an emphasis on equity across water sectors and...

Colorado activates municipal drought response for second time ever as water forecast worsens

Dec 10, 2020 -
The state of Colorado has activated the municipal portion of its emergency drought plan for only the second time in history as several cities say they need to prepare...

Opinion: Protecting rivers is key to preparing Colorado for wildfires

Dec 09, 2020 -
Contrary to the common phrase, fire and water actually do mix – and there’s often a direct connection between the two.

Colorado Project named a priority area in USDA WaterSMART Initiative

Dec 07, 2020 -
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service has selected 31 priority areas to receive $13 million in Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding as part of the WaterSMART...

River district detailing review process for applications for new tax funding

Dec 04, 2020 -
The Colorado River District board in January expects to finalize a framework for considering applications for shares of the $4.2 million in annual funds it will be able to...

Ongoing drought starts to take toll on Aspen area

Dec 04, 2020 -
The drought that kept its grip on Pitkin County and most of Colorado all summer is now reaching into early winter.

The Rancher Trying to Solve the West’s Water Crisis

Dec 04, 2020 -
The power politics of the Colorado River have long pitted families like Paul Bruchez’s against big cities. Under pressure from climate change, they might be finding a path out.

Colorado wildfires are impacting our water; here’s what we can do

Dec 03, 2020 -
One year ago, exactly zero parts of Colorado were officially designated as being abnormally dry or in drought. What a difference a year makes....
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