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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 21-year-old Littleton woman spent the night along the Colorado River after her raft capsized in Grand County and she awaited rescue near Rancho Del Rio.
Some Greeley residents have been told to evacuate because of high water along the Poudre River.
A combination of warm weather and more afternoon thunderstorms will keep snowpack melting and water levels on the rise.
Some storms later this week could produce locally heavy rain that may add to the flood concerns.
Searchers haven’t been able to find a rafter who was apparently swept away in the Colorado River.