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PARCHED: Climate change and growth pushing CO toward a water crisis...

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....

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

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...

PARCHED: As hundreds of thousands of people move to Colorado, a...

Editor’s note: Marianne Goodland reports on water issues for this ongoing series: PARCHED, which looks at conservation, the role of agriculture and storage, as...

Lawmakers lament they “don’t have more influence” moving state water plan...

Two sessions have passed since Gov. John Hickenlooper rolled out Colorado’s first statewide water plan, yet lawmakers have made little progress toward the plan’s...

West Slope lawmakers to Front Range: No more West Slope water...

Seven Western Slope Republican lawmakers have sent Gov. John Hickenlooper a message: No more water for the Front Range until it better uses what...

State water plan celebrates one year anniversary

In the year since Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Water Conservation Board released a much-ballyhooed plan to grapple with a looming water shortage,...

More people, less water? Fewer Coloradans seem to care

Coloradans are more concerned about water quality than about water supplies, and their awareness of the state’s looming water shortage has fallen sharply in...

Staving off the state’s water shortage, one leaky pipe at a...

If Colorado hopes to reach its goal of conserving at least 130 billion gallons of water a year by 2050, some of the state’s water...

State water plan cost at least $6 million

Colorado taxpayers have spent at least $6 million on the state’s water plan, an eight-month-old document that has led to little, if any, real...