Water Rights

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.


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Lawn Limits Considered, Then Rejected In Colorado

Colorado lawmakers have backed off a bold plan to conserve water by limiting the size of lawns in future residential developments.


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Water Battle Between Ski Areas, Forest Service May End Soon

A long fight over water rights between ski areas and the federal government appears to be settling down.


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USFS To Move Ahead This Spring On Ski Areas, Water

A U.S. Forest Service official says the agency expects to begin a public process this spring to craft a directive addressing ski resorts and valuable water rights.


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Water Rights Dispute Flows In Weld County

A water rights dispute is bubbling up in the South Platte River basin. Some farmers say there’s plenty of water underground, but they’re not allowed to tap into it.


Cache la Poudre River (credit: CBS)

Proposals Could Mean Big Change For Colorado Water

An opponent of hydraulic fracturing south of Denver is leading an effort to have voters decide on two proposals that critics say would change the way Colorado has handled water rights since 1876.


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