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Water shortages in the West: ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’

An extraordinary set of circumstances produced the Colorado River Compact of 1922. The question now is whether the compact and other laws and treaties collectively called the Law of the River are sufficiently resilient to prevent teeth-barring among the seven states of the basin in circumstances that during the 21st century may be even more extraordinary.

Fischer tells Channel 7 McInnis is lying

Rolland “Rolly” Fischer, the former head of the Colorado River Water Conservation District now at the heart of the Scott McInnis plagiarism scandal, told...

River district says Fischer dismissed in wake of Sentinel series

When former Congressman Scott McInnis hired Roland “Rolly” Fischer as his “research assistant,” he got a man who knew his stuff, or seemed to,...

River stories float past environmental threat posed by energy production

A pair of articles on the future of two very different Colorado rivers this week in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel and the Denver...

Water expert: Snowpack dangerously close to drought levels

Badly needed snowfall is expected in Colorado’s high country this week, but one expert says the state will need much more than the amount...

Colorado River official says politics of climate-change debate impeding work

Despite a flood of recent evidence that drought is endangering the Colorado River and all of the communities from Colorado to California that depend...