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2018 Coverage Highlights

Jan 02, 2019

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Here is a roundup of notable 2018 coverage of the Colorado River.

North Forty News: A meeting of Colorado’s water watchdogs (December 11, 2018)

AZ Central: Gov. Doug Ducey: Why I put $30 million toward Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan (December 1, 2018)

AZ Central:‘Getting close’: Outline of Colorado River drought agreement takes shape in Arizona (November 29, 2018)

Mohave Daily News: How polluted is Lake Powell? Study to measure mining’s impact on reservoir that feeds Colorado River (November 26, 2018)

Colorado Independent: Philanthropies to Polis: “Fund Colorado’s water plan.” (November 20, 2018)

The Daily Sentinel: States voice shared goal for helping Colorado River basin (November 9, 2018)

KUNC: Three Things To Know About Colorado River Plans In The Works (October 30, 2018)

GJ Sentinel: Low and dry | Western Colorado (October 28, 2018)

The Colorado Independent: PARCHED: Climate change and growth pushing CO toward a water crisis (October 24, 2018)

KUNC: Colorado River Reservoirs Start Water Year At Lowest Point Since Filled (October 16, 2018)

NPR: When In Drought: States Take On Urgent Negotiations To Avoid Colorado River Crisis (October 14, 2018)

Tucson.com: Colorado River news gets worse: Lakes Mead, Powell at just 41 percent of normal (October 13, 2018)

Mountain Town News: A first-ever call on this Colorado river as water scarcity tightens (October 10, 2018)

Colorado Independent: Two candidates for this rural Senate seat push different solutions to looming water shortages (September 24, 2018)

GJ Sentinel: As fall is nigh, drought persists (September 21, 2018)

Vail Daily: Front Ranger users foresee issues with voluntary program to curtail Colorado River water use (September 19, 2018)

KNAU Arizona: Congress Restores Funds to ‘Crucial’ Colorado River Programs (September 18, 2018)

Denver Post: Colorado rolls with climate shift, grappling with low river flows and complicated debate over reservoirs (September 16, 2018)

The Hill: The Colorado River is headed for a water shortage (September 15, 2018)

The Daily Sentinel: Museum replicates river (September 14, 2018)

Scientific American: Lingering Colorado River Drought Could Lead to Water Shortages (September 6, 2018)

KRCC: Colorado River Flows Drop By 15 Percent Over Last 100 Years (September 6, 2018)

Steamboat Pilot & Today: Yampa River is placed on call for 1st time ever (September 5, 2018)

KPBS: Is There Water Left To Be Developed In The Colorado River Basin? (September 5, 2018)

The Denver Post: Colorado businesses call on lawmakers to renew federal conservation fund (August 30, 2018)

Summit Daily: McBride: The much-diminished Colorado River (August 29, 2018)

Durango Herald: After years of drought, Colorado water bosses face uncertainty (August 27, 2018)

Aspen Journalism: Colorado water officials stepping up ‘demand management’ efforts (August 25, 2018)

The Denver Post: Odds of Colorado River shortage increase, federal water managers say (August 24, 2018)

KUNC: As Rocky Mountain Snow Starts To Melt, Colorado River Forecast Worsens (May 7, 2018)

The Denver PostWater a focus for growing northern Colorado communities (May 7, 2018)

AZ Central: Arizona water agencies pledge to work together on Colorado River drought plan (May 4, 2018)

Post Independent: Guest Opinion: Let’s invest in our water future (May 3, 2018)

News DeeplyBig Challenges for Colorado River States That Want to Conserve Water (April 30, 2018)

The Aspen Times: Colorado water managers studying Lake Powell levels issues (April 25, 2018)

CPR: State Colorado River Managers Cry Foul Over Arizona’s Attempted Water Shuffle (April 18, 2018)

KUNC: The Rocky Mountains Are Dusty, And It’s A Problem (April 17, 2018)

MediumDo You Know Your Water, Colorado? (April 17, 2018)

9News: Colorado hits peak snowpack, runoff begins (April 9, 2018)

AZ Central: Our View: Nasty fights are threatening the water we all need to live in Arizona (April 8, 2018)

KRCC: Hopes For ‘Miracle’ Snowpack Recovery Fade; Colorado River Headed For 6th-Driest Year (April 5, 2018)

High Country News: A flurry of research illuminates snow’s foes (March 27, 2018)

Green Biz: Intel, Arizona Diamondbacks put water solutions on tap (March 27, 2018)

Denver Post: Colorado mountain snowpack still lags, at 72 percent of the norm (March 25, 2018)

Walton Family Foundation: Creating a Better Future for the Salton Sea (March 23, 2018)

Mother Jones: This is What a West Without Water Will Look Like (March 15, 2018)

KUNC: Scarce Rocky Mountain Snowpack Deepens Southwest Water Supply Concerns (March 13, 2018)

Arizona Capitol Times: The work ahead for Arizona’s water future (March 12, 2018)

The Hill: What the US can learn from Cape Town’s water crisis (March 10, 2018)

The Hill: As water shortages loom, how to keep Western rivers flowing (March 9, 2018)

Denver Post: Snow needs to fall at 200% of normal through April for Colorado’s snowpack to catch up (March 8, 2018)

Inkstain: We should probably stop calling it “drought” (March 8, 2018)

Nevada IndependentInfighting delays Lake Mead drought plan as water ‘bankers’ protect control (March 7, 2018)

Fox Denver 31Ski area forced to close because of lack of snow, a problem for all of Colorado (March 6, 2018)

AZ CentralHere’s exactly how much less water is in the Colorado River because of climate change (February 22, 2018)

 American Rivers: Arizona – Get to know your water (February 22, 2018)

NM Political Report: Looking for lessons along the Colorado River (February 19, 2018)

Tuscon.com: Ted Kowalski: We must act now to protect the future of the Colorado River (February 18, 2018

Daily Miner: Colorado River water levels dropping (February 16, 2018)

Mohave Valley Daily News: Restrictions won’t affect all users of Colorado River water (February 15, 2018)

Environmental Defense Fund: Where’s the snow!? What a dry winter might mean for Colorado (February 14, 2018)

9News.com: It’s a Sign: Silverthorne becomes Goldthorne for hometown hero Red Gerard (February 12, 2018)

Aspen Public Radio: For A Few Weeks The Colorado River Reached The Ocean. Will It Happen Again? (February 11, 2018)

The Salt Lake Tribune: Utah’s Lake Powell is expected to get less than half of its usual water from spring runoff, thanks to warm, dry winter (February 8, 2018)

The Denver Post: Colorado is sending 36 athletes to South Korea’s Winter Olympics, more than any other state (February 5, 2018)

KUNC: Low Snowpack Aggravates Water Supply Forecasts For Colorado River Basin (February 5, 2018)

The Salt Lake Tribune: Commentary: A new way of doing business on water (February 3, 2018)

Bloomberg: Lettuce Saves The Colorado River (February 2, 2018)

Coloradan: Opinion: Colorado’s dry winter portends the impacts of climate change (February 2, 2018)

American Rivers: Why Planning for Drought is Good for Arizona (February 1, 2018)

Salt Lake Tribune: ‘The beer is stronger, the peaks are taller’: Denver hosts its first Outdoor Retailer Show (January 25, 2018)

Colorado Public Radio: New Poll Finds Colorado Voters Increasingly See Themselves as Conservationists (January 25, 2018)

Walton Family Foundation: Water in the West (January 24, 2018)

Outside: How Beer Will Save Western Rivers (January 22, 2018)

American Rivers: A River’s Reckoning (January 13, 2018)

The Fence Post: Should Coloradans care about water levels in Lake Powell? (January 12, 2018)

The Denver Post: Full text of former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s final State of the State speech (January 11, 2018)

American Rivers: Why Wild? The Importance of Wild and Scenic Protections (January 10, 2018)

KJZZ: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Reiterates ‘One Voice’ Message on Water (January 9, 2018)

AZ Central: Our View: Send education tax to voters in 2018 (and other priorities) (January 8, 2018)

Outside: This Is Literally the West’s Worst Winter in 60 Years (January 5, 2018)

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