After Slow Start, Snow Is Catching Up In Western MountainsAfter a dry autumn, snowfall is rebounding to normal levels at Western ski areas and in the mountains that feed the vital Colorado River.
Study: Farms, Hydropower At Risk In West's Changing ClimateClimate change could upset the complex interplay of rain, snow and temperature in the West, hurting food production, the environment and electrical generation at dams, the federal government warned Tuesday.
Feds Unveil Interactive Tool Showing Colorado River DroughtFederal agencies have unveiled an interactive Web display showing high-water to low-water data and images resulting from a historic 16-year drought in the Colorado River basin.
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.
Restrictions In Place As Some Colorado Rivers Run HighRecreation bans and flood warnings have been issued for several Colorado rivers and streams because high water made it too dangerous for swimmers, people on inner tubes and rescuers.
Colorado Looking To Drier Weather, Though Storm Risk RemainsA soggy Colorado was looking forward to clearer, calmer skies over the next few days — though forecasters warned another Pacific storm could send a watery wallop next weekend.
Pot Growers Can't Use Federal Irrigation WaterThe U.S. Interior Department said Tuesday it doesn't want federal irrigation water being used to grow marijuana in Washington, Colorado or anywhere else.
Feds Begin Colorado River Water Drought MeasuresAfter back-to-back driest years in a century on the Colorado River, federal water managers are giving Arizona and Nevada a 50-50 chance of having water deliveries cut in 2016.
The Colorado: Challenged By Climate, PopulationThe 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.
Grand County OKs Permit For Windy Gap ProjectGrand County commissioners have approved a permit for a water project designed to supply about 825,000 residents in northeast Colorado, with conditions to mitigate its environmental impacts.
US, Mexico Close To Colorado River Water Use PactGovernment leaders in the United States and Mexico are close to signing a pact to add areas south of the border to Colorado River water sharing agreements involving seven Western U.S. states, officials said Friday.
Colorado Finalizes Contract On Animas-La PlataColorado has finalized a contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to buy water from the Animas-La Plata Project.