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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,

Our great overtaxed Colorado River: The New Yorker profile

As The Colorado Independent has been reporting, the state is developing a new master water plan. And as David Owen makes plain in a...

Conservation groups go after Hickenlooper for water bill veto

“This bill was the result of thousands of hours of coalition work over several years. The governor expressed support and then seemingly out of nowhere he turned around and vetoed it.”

Sides agree to innovative Fraser River deal to help slake Denver...

Ranchers, anglers and big-city water bosses raised a white flag in Colorado's long-running water wars this week by setting aside bullying and threats of lawsuits and permit appeals.

Western Slope businesses band together, urge Hickenlooper to stop proposed pipeline

Over 100 businesses on the Western Slope wrote Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today, asking that he stop devoting state resources to study Aaron Million's embattled Flaming Gorge pipeline proposal.

Feds stand by Flaming Gorge pipeline denial

Another day, another setback for Aaron Million's proposal to pipe water from Wyoming to Colorado.

American Rivers ranks Green, Crystal among nation’s most endangered waterways

Water withdrawals are threatening the Green River as potential dams and diversions are putting fish, wildlife and recreation at risk on the Crystal River, according to a new report.

Study documents economic muscle of Colorado River

The Colorado River provides much of the West with drinking water, water for crops and even water for fracking. In the end, though, it may be the non-consumptive use of recreation that is the river's most important economic contribution to Colorado and the region.
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