Water

PARCHED: Climate change and growth are pushing Colorado toward a water crisis Gov. John...

Editor's note: This story is the latest in The Colorado Independent's ongoing series, PARCHED, which tracks Colorado's water plan and water supplies in the...

After years of drought, Colorado water bosses face uncertainty

On June 1, a spark near the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gage Railroad ignited a flame in the Animas River gorge north of Durango....

Early look: Where Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton stand on some issues facing rural...

The political realm has been consumed lately by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis's decision to skip the Western Slope Club 20 business group debate,...

Is a water war brewing on the Colorado River?

Officials from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico recently sent a letter to counterparts in Arizona, hoping to avert a crisis. The problem, if...

Dryland: Farmers in tough places to do agriculture are innovating for climate change

"Dryland" farmers on the high plains of Colorado grow their crops with whatever falls from the sky—no irrigation, no pumped groundwater—just what Mother Nature...

Dust Up: The Growing Problem Affecting Snowpack and Water Supply

This story was produced by H2O Radio. Listen to the audio, or read the full story below.   [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/389990154" params="color=ff5500" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Mountain snowfall...

Clouds with a Silver Lining: Seeding Storms to Boost the Colorado River

People in seven western states and Mexico rely on the Colorado River for their water supplies. As the climate warms, the mighty river's flows...

Greene: Gaiter censors public comment in Larimer County

Anyone who has sat through more than a few local government meetings knows that elected officials hear some crazy talk during their open comment...

Money for water: A pilot project wins over skeptical farmers and ranchers

PINEDALE, WY – When Freddie Botur, 45, whose ranch spans 72,000 acres outside of Pinedale, Wyoming, first heard about a program that was paying...

PARCHED: Anticipated tab for state water plan doubles in less than two years

Implementing Gov. John Hickenlooper’s ambitious water plan likely will cost at least twice what the administration projected. When releasing the statewide strategy in 2015, James...