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How best to share the disappearing Colorado River Seven Western states...

As early as 2020, hydrologists forecast that the level of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir on the Colorado River, could drop low enough to...

Feds set urgent deadline on Colorado River drought plan Interior Dept....

LAS VEGAS – Reforming western water policy has always been an exercise in political maneuvering, stop-and-start negotiations and bureaucratic delays. Progress comes slowly and...

Climate change report: Southwest to see more heat, water scarcity, fires...

This story was originally published by NM Political Report and is reprinted here with permission of the Report. Climate change is here. It’s human-caused. And it’s...

Guest Post: Raging California wildfires give us a taste of climate...

Wildfires continued to ravage both ends of California Wednesday, claiming at least 50 lives so far, with more than 200 people still missing, while...

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....

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...

Analysis: What a new report on climate science portends for the...

The complexity of climate change means it’s hard to trace simple lines from cause to effect in daily life, much less plan for the...

PARCHED: Why Colorado could use a big drought.

There’s nothing like a drought to turn everyone’s attention to water conservation. Colorado’s last major drought was from 2001 to 2002. It wasn’t the length...