Colorado River

A view of the Colorado River from a scenic overlook at Glen Canyon on Nov. 22, 2004, in Page, Ariz. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Colorado River Water-Conservation Effort To Begin

Providers of municipal water in Arizona, California, Nevada and Colorado are starting a conservation program for the Colorado River system.

10/08/2014

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2 Killed After Gyroplane Crashes Into Colorado River Near Loma

Two people aboard a helicopter-like aircraft were killed when it crashed into a river in western Colorado, but no one on the ground was injured, authorities said Sunday.

10/05/2014

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2 Aboard Copter That Crashed Into Colorado River

The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction reports that authorities say at least two people were aboard a helicopter that crashed about 6:10 p.m. Saturday into the Colorado River near Loma.

10/04/2014

A view of the Colorado River from a scenic overlook at Glen Canyon on Nov. 22, 2004, in Page, Ariz. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Water Conference In Vegas Draws Business Leaders

A two-day conference in Las Vegas is focusing on the business of water and the need for sustainable supplies amid increasing demand in the drought-stricken Colorado River basin.

08/28/2014

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Kayaker Who Flipped On Colorado River Found Dead

Grand County authorities say a kayaker who flipped on the Colorado River has been found dead.

08/17/2014

A view of the Colorado River from a scenic overlook at Glen Canyon on Nov. 22, 2004, in Page, Ariz. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Southwest Braces As Lake Mead Water Levels Drop

Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation, but are also drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the lake.

08/12/2014

A view of the Colorado River from a scenic overlook at Glen Canyon on Nov. 22, 2004, in Page, Ariz. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Satellites Show Major Southwest Groundwater Loss

Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites.

07/24/2014

Damage to the Glenwood Bike Path (credit: CBS)

High Water In Glenwood Canyon Leaves Behind Damage

The water in Colorado’s rivers and streams is starting to recede after a winter that brought a lot of snow and a spring that brought a lot of rain.

06/25/2014

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Feds Aren’t Inspecting 4 In 10 Higher-Risk Wells

Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America’s drilling boom.

06/16/2014

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Risky Colorado Rivers Place A Premium On Safety

Three deaths in two weeks and Colorado rivers rushing at record levels have put a premium on safety for kayaking and rafting enthusiasts this spring.

06/06/2014

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