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

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....

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

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...

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

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: Farms could help solve Colorado’s water shortage. So why aren’t...

Colorado’s looming water shortage would be easier to quench if farmers and ranchers were willing to part, if only temporarily, with some of their supplies. But...

Climate change is shrinking the West’s water supply

Picture a snowflake drifting down from a frigid February sky in western Colorado and settling high in the Rocky Mountains. By mid-April, the alpine...

BLM’s planned lease sale of 100,000 Colorado acres for drilling prompts...

The Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to auction approximately 100,000 acres of federal public lands in northern Colorado for oil and gas drilling has...

The iffy fate of the Colorado River

On paper, the Colorado River is just fine. In reality, maybe not. It all has to do with the water levels in two reservoirs that draw...

Southwestern youth organize to conserve the Colorado River

Two dozen college kids from all over the Southwest have flocked to Denver this weekend to learn about the history and future of the...

Coloradans urge water fixes: Take Mississippi River water, ban fracking, close...

Coloradans flooded the CWCB with more than 24,000 emails and letters in the past 18 months,