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Press Release: Water for Colorado Coalition Applauds the Passage of $8 Million to Protect Colorado’s Rivers

Nov 04, 2020 -
Today, the Water for Colorado coalition celebrates the passage of two key local ballot measures that will increase investment in Colorado’s rivers and streams.

Weak 2020 water year comes to a close

Oct 22, 2020 -
The blizzards of January and February seem like distant dreams to Colorado water managers. What started as a promising year for water supply — with above-average snowpack as of...

Wildfire in Our Watersheds

Oct 22, 2020 -
Colorado is in the midst of prime wildfire season. Wildfires have gripped Colorado for much of the summer and they continue to burn—with both historic size and force into...

Eagle River Watershed Council: How fires impact our rivers

Oct 15, 2020 -
Fire is in the headlines these days, with more than 4 million acres burned to date this year on the West Coast. Our fire season here in Colorado has...

Climate change likely to keep hammering Colorado River’s biggest reservoirs

Oct 08, 2020 -
The Colorado River’s largest reservoirs are expected to keep struggling over the next five years due to climate change, according to the federal agency that oversees them.

Happy New Water Year, where’d all that Colorado River water go?

Oct 07, 2020 -
Shrouded in pandemic fog, I’m only now getting to my sorta annual “Happy New Water Year!” post, where I traditionally look on in alarm at dropping Colorado River Basin reservoir...

These hay fields may know something we don’t: how to save the Colorado River

Oct 07, 2020 -
Grand County rancher Paul Bruchez stands in a hay field near Kremmling, holding a small tuft of hay between his fingertips, twirling it back and forth, seeing how quickly...

‘We don’t give up really easy’: Navajo ranchers battle climate change

Oct 05, 2020 -
Two decades into a severe drought on the Navajo reservation, the open range around Maybelle Sloan’s sheep farm stretches out in a brown expanse of earth and sagebrush.

Opinion: Colorado leaders must innovate to rebuild Colorado better

Sep 30, 2020 -
The past several months have shaken our nation and state to the core. The combined crises of a global pandemic, economic recession, racist violence against people of color and...

Pine Gulch fire, largest wildfire in Colorado history, reaches 100% containment

Sep 24, 2020 -
The Pine Gulch fire reached 100% containment Wednesday, a spokesman with the Bureau of Land Management confirmed.

A healthy river equals a healthy economy

Sep 19, 2020 -
Why are rivers worth investing in right now? As our community, state, and country confront a multitude of challenges, you might ask yourself this question.

Feds issue red flag warning on lakes Powell and Mead

Sep 16, 2020 -
Risk of severe water shortages in the seven-state Colorado River Basin have risen dramatically since April with new forecasts indicating that lakes Powell and Mead could hit crisis levels...

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...
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