Dry Soil To Absorb Some Snowmelt Heading Into Colorado RiverStorms brought deep snow to the mountains that feed the vital Colorado River this season, but the dried-out landscape will soak up some of it before it can reach the river.
Mountain Snows That Feed Colorado River Look Good So FarSnowpack in the mountains that feeds the Colorado River is slightly above the long-term average this winter — welcome news in the drought-stricken Southwest.
New Documents Raise More Questions About Colorado Mine SpillDocuments released by U.S. officials have revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency knew of the potential for a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine.
Utah Lawmakers To Be Briefed On Massive Mine Waste SpillState lawmakers are expected to be briefed on a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that sent toxic wastewater flowing into Utah and at least two other states.
EPA Watchdog Investigating Toxic Mine Spill In ColoradoThe inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers.
River In Colorado Reopens As Toxic Plume Reaches Lake PowellA river in Colorado that was turned sickly yellow by a mine waste spill reopened Friday after the now-diluted toxic plume passed through and reached Lake Powell — a huge reservoir 300 miles downstream that feeds the Colorado River and supplies water to the Southwest.
EPA Test Results Show Mine Spill Unleashed Highly Toxic StewThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said its surface-water testing done before, during and after 3 million gallons of mine waste flowed through Colorado show very high levels of heavy metals.
Experts See Long-Term Calamity From Colorado Mine SpillThe toxic waste gushing from a Colorado mine and threatening downstream water supplies in at least three states will continue to be dangerous whenever contaminated sediments get stirred up from the river bottom, authorities said Wednesday.
Navajo Nation Says It Feels Brunt Of Colorado Mine LeakAt the Gold King Mine, Russell Begaye, president of the Navajo Nation, couldn't help but see the concerned faces of his people.
Fearing Stigma, Colorado Contested Superfund Status For MineThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took full responsibility Tuesday for the mine waste spoiling rivers downstream from Silverton, Colorado, but people who live near the idled and leaking Gold King mine say local authorities and mining companies spent decades spurning federal cleanup help.
Top EPA Official Takes Responsibility For Mine SpillTownspeople watching millions of gallons of orange-colored mine waste flow through their communities demanded clarity Tuesday about possible long-term threats to their water supply.
Gov. Hickenlooper Declares Emergency Over Mine Spill Into Animas RiverThe latest in the mine spill into the Animas River: