Colorado River

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Despite Poor Snowpack, Good Planning Has Colorado Above Average For Water

It appears drought restrictions may not be necessary this year, according to Denver Water — despite water becoming a scarcity in the states to the west. Although the annual watering rules will still be in place.

04/07/2015

The Colorado River (credit: Shannon Cordingly/Eagle County Sheriff's Office)

Rocky Mountain Snow Offers Scant Encouragement To California

Drought-weary Californians can’t expect much encouragement from mountains elsewhere in the West: Snow that fills the Colorado River is lagging, too.

04/03/2015

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Colorado Experts To Update Snowpack, Flood Outlook

Colorado water officials will get an update on mountain snowpack and an early look at potential flooding threats from spring runoff Tuesday.

03/17/2015

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Colorado Mountain Snow Is Bright Spot During Drought In West

Snowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates was only a little below normal on Wednesday, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West.

02/18/2015

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Colorado Snowpack Takes A Slight Dip After January Thaw

All 8 major river basins dropped 2 to 7 percent due to the very warm temperatures over the past week.

01/29/2015

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Colorado Snowpack Struggling In Some River Basins

The latest numbers for statewide snowpack show parts of Colorado are running behind where they should be for this time of year.

01/23/2015

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Colorado Wants To Capture Every Legal Drop Of State’s Snowmelt

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper rolled out a first-of-its kind water plan Wednesday, a draft plan to address the state’s projected future water shortage.

12/10/2014

The Colorado River (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

With Future Uncertain, Colorado Shields Its Water

With demand increasing across the West, Colorado is drawing up a strategy to keep some of the trillions of gallons of water that gushes out of the Rocky Mountains every spring.

12/09/2014

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 Woes Among Topics For 8 Governors In Vegas

Facing dwindling water supplies, Western states are struggling to capture every drop with dam and diversion projects that some think could erode regional cooperation crucial to managing the scarce resource.

12/05/2014

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)

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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