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Press Release: Grim Updates from Feds Show Need for Urgent Action on Colorado River to Increase Resilience to Climate Change

Oct 18, 2021 -
Denver — Today, the Bureau of Reclamation released its October 24-Month Study and its 2-Year Probabilistic Projections, which incorporate newly updated modeling...

Press Release: Dire Federal Water Projections Demand Urgent Action from State Leaders

Sep 22, 2021 -
DENVER, CO — The Water for Colorado Coalition today released the following statement in response to the release of the U.S. Bureau...

Press Release: First-Ever Colorado River Basin Tier 1 Shortage Shows Need for Greater Resilience to Climate Change

Aug 16, 2021 -
Denver, CO — Today, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation declared the first-ever Tier 1 shortage in the Colorado River Basin, triggering 

Press Release: Water for Colorado Coalition Celebrates Legislature’s Allocation of $20 Million for State Water Plan Implementation

Jun 10, 2021 -
Denver, CO — The Water for Colorado Coalition today celebrated the passage of HB21-1260, which allocates $20 million to the Colorado Water...

Press Release: 25% of Colorado Streams, Rivers, and Wetlands Lose Critical Clean Water Act Protections During Earth Week

Apr 22, 2021 -
DENVER, CO On Friday, April 23 — the day after Earth Day — a quarter or more of Colorado’s streams, rivers, and wetlands lost critical protections as...

New Colorado Water Wins campaign links bets, taxes and the common good

Mar 30, 2021 -
A new campaign called Colorado Water Wins is uncorking public awareness of where the proceeds of sports betting flow.

Storage and new water sources to be proposed in Aspen water plan

Mar 20, 2021 -
A consultant working for the city of Aspen is presenting both new sources and storage as part of its water future.

Colorado’s major snowstorm only made a dent in the drought. These maps and graphs explain what’s going on.

Mar 19, 2021 -
Despite what multiple feet of snow on the ground might suggest to many Coloradans, the state’s long-term drought remains persistent. And water forecasters are worried that even if the state receives decent spring moisture, Colorado and the greater American Southwest will need lots more to emerge from this drought.

Hydrologist: Next 30 days ‘critical’ for Summit County’s snowpack

Mar 18, 2021 -
Following last weekend’s major snowstorm, Colorado’s snowpack has improved, but it still lags behind the 30-year median.

All That Snow Should Help With Colorado’s Drought, But It’s Still Not Enough For Some Parts Of The State

Mar 15, 2021 -
As Colorado digs out from the recent blizzard, each heavy shovel full of snow proves the storm brought plenty of moisture. But is it enough to free the state from its drought conditions?

Glenwood Springs planners propose water and sewer rate increases averaging 36.8% per user

Mar 13, 2021 -
Glenwood Springs city officials are proposing to raise water rates an average of 36.8% per user on July 1, then a 5% increase per year for the next nine years.

Yampa River Fund announces increase in funding ahead of grant application deadline

Mar 12, 2021 -
The Yampa River Fund is a community-based collaborative dedicated to identifying and funding activities that protect the water supply, aquatic habitat, and multi-beneficial opportunities provided by the Yampa River.

Press Release: Water for Colorado Coalition Applauds Legislature, Governor’s Inclusion of Water Priorities in Stimulus Funding

Mar 11, 2021 -
The Water for Colorado coalition today lauded Governor Jared Polis’ and the Legislature’s inclusion of up to $50 million in Colorado’s stimulus package for water-specific projects, including watershed restoration, drought recovery and management, and additional support for projects outlined in the state’s water plan.

Multiyear drought builds in western US with little relief in sight

Mar 08, 2021 -
While much has been written this year about atmospheric rivers, avalanche warnings and even flash flooding, the western half of the United States is experiencing a crushing drought.

Colorado River study predicts even bigger water cuts. That’s not why it’s so intriguing

Mar 07, 2021 -
A new Colorado River study predicts we may need to make even deeper cuts to keep our reservoirs from tanking over the long haul. But the dire conclusions within the study aren’t what make it so intriguing.
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