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New Colorado Water Wins campaign links bets, taxes and the common good

Mar 30, 2021 -
A new campaign called Colorado Water Wins is uncorking public awareness of where the proceeds of sports betting flow.

Storage and new water sources to be proposed in Aspen water plan

Mar 20, 2021 -
A consultant working for the city of Aspen is presenting both new sources and storage as part of its water future.

Colorado’s major snowstorm only made a dent in the drought. These maps and graphs explain what’s going on.

Mar 19, 2021 -
Despite what multiple feet of snow on the ground might suggest to many Coloradans, the state’s long-term drought remains persistent. And water forecasters are worried that even if the state receives decent spring moisture, Colorado and the greater American Southwest will need lots more to emerge from this drought.

Hydrologist: Next 30 days ‘critical’ for Summit County’s snowpack

Mar 18, 2021 -
Following last weekend’s major snowstorm, Colorado’s snowpack has improved, but it still lags behind the 30-year median.

All That Snow Should Help With Colorado’s Drought, But It’s Still Not Enough For Some Parts Of The State

Mar 15, 2021 -
As Colorado digs out from the recent blizzard, each heavy shovel full of snow proves the storm brought plenty of moisture. But is it enough to free the state from its drought conditions?

Glenwood Springs planners propose water and sewer rate increases averaging 36.8% per user

Mar 13, 2021 -
Glenwood Springs city officials are proposing to raise water rates an average of 36.8% per user on July 1, then a 5% increase per year for the next nine years.

Yampa River Fund announces increase in funding ahead of grant application deadline

Mar 12, 2021 -
The Yampa River Fund is a community-based collaborative dedicated to identifying and funding activities that protect the water supply, aquatic habitat, and multi-beneficial opportunities provided by the Yampa River.

Press Release: Water for Colorado Coalition Applauds Legislature, Governor’s Inclusion of Water Priorities in Stimulus Funding

Mar 11, 2021 -
The Water for Colorado coalition today lauded Governor Jared Polis’ and the Legislature’s inclusion of up to $50 million in Colorado’s stimulus package for water-specific projects, including watershed restoration, drought recovery and management, and additional support for projects outlined in the state’s water plan.

Multiyear drought builds in western US with little relief in sight

Mar 08, 2021 -
While much has been written this year about atmospheric rivers, avalanche warnings and even flash flooding, the western half of the United States is experiencing a crushing drought.

Colorado River study predicts even bigger water cuts. That’s not why it’s so intriguing

Mar 07, 2021 -
A new Colorado River study predicts we may need to make even deeper cuts to keep our reservoirs from tanking over the long haul. But the dire conclusions within the study aren’t what make it so intriguing.

In rapidly warming and drying Colorado River Basin, the negotiating table is being set

Mar 05, 2021 -
Anyone who has hosted a good dinner party knows that the guest list, table setting and topic of conversation play a big role in determining whether the night is a hit or the guests leave angry and unsatisfied.

Snow, Rain A Welcome Sight In Colorado But Drought Still A Big Problem

Mar 05, 2021 -
Colorado’s latest snowstorm was bringing moisture to the mountains and the Front Range, but nearly 99% of the state is still in a drought. Much of it is considered “extreme” and even more serious “exceptional” drought.

Big questions loom after inspection of Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar

Feb 28, 2021 -
The Grizzly Creek Fire covered 32,631 acres before it was officially deemed contained Dec. 18. It shut down Interstate 70 for two weeks after it ignited on Aug. 10. It threatened Glenwood Springs’ water supply and forced the closure of popular hiking trails and rafting put-ins.

The Climate Crisis May Threaten All That Depends on the Colorado River

Feb 25, 2021 -
Southern California farmers spend their winters watching the snowpack in the Colorado Rockies, and what they see is the climate crisis hitting hard.

Report: Estimates of future Upper Colorado River Basin water use confound previous planning

Feb 25, 2021 -
Some water experts fear that a long-held aspiration to develop more water in the Upper Colorado River Basin is creating another chance to let politics and not science lead the way on river management.
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