A man drowned while floating down the Colorado River on Saturday.
Water managers from seven states, Indian tribes and conservation groups are pledging to find ways to wring more from every drop of water in the drought-stricken Colorado River.
Top federal water managers plan to meet with officials from Indian tribes, conservationists and seven Western states to begin hammering out rules for squeezing every useable drop from the overtaxed Colorado River.
The Colorado River’s winter whisper in the Kawuneeche Valley was becoming a quiet spring roar last week as the stream hinted at the beginnings of the snowmelt’s pell-mell tumble off the mountains.
As of Tuesday, Denver has picked up about 20 inches of snow for the month of April. In an average April, Denver normally picks up about 6.5 inches of snow.
State officials say liquid hydrocarbons that have been seeping into the ground at a western Colorado gas field have affected a larger area than initially believed.
Back-to-back, drought-plagued winters have prompted Colorado water users and providers to prepare for another dry year.
Authorities say the body of a woman has been pulled from the Colorado River at Grand Canyon National Park.
Local officials in Parachute are confident the flow of an oil-like liquid near a natural gas processing plant will not affect the town’s water.
A federal agency says a minor earthquake in Colorado and Utah might have been caused by a high-pressure well that injects brine 16,000 feet into the Earth.