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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...

Listen up! Indy Weekly Podcast, Episode 6: Will Colorado run out...

Colorado's population is expected to grow from about 5.5 million in 2016 to as many as 10 million people by 2050. Unless we start...

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...

Our best environmental reporting of 2016

As an environmental reporter, I’m finishing out this year with a nagging fear. The why, of course, is obvious: The federal government soon will...

Colorado’s water plan finally shows signs of progress

Since John Hickenlooper’s administration finalized Colorado’s first-ever statewide water plan in November, watchdogs have been wondering when -- and if -- state officials might...

Cory Gardner rallies farmers for massive water-storage project

Updated July 2, 2015: 8:20 p.m. Colorado faces a looming shortage of billions of gallons of water in the next 35 years. One project in...

Photo: Wildlife needs water, too

White pelicans may not exactly be the first animals that come to mind when thinking about Colorado's water. But their seasonal appearance at a...

California drought holds lessons for Colorado

Coloradans are watching California dreams turn to dust during an unrelenting four-year drought. There, the only way some people can get water is off...

A draft of Colorado’s proposed water plan may not be trickling...

Water fights run deep in this state, and officials long avoided drafting a plan for what to do about it. But Gov. John Hickenlooper knows...

Wiretap: Oiling elections, Republican jokers and a flood of water plans

Oily candidate The oil and gas industry, at the end of March, spent $20,000 on a single Fort Collins City Council race in support of Ray Martinez,...