Colorado River

  • Locations: News Published

    Colorado River Basin states fail to agree upon major water conservation measures

    Sopris Sun correspondent Olivia Emmer interviewed KUNC’s Water and Environment Reporter covering the Colorado River basin, Alex Hager, about the Bureau of Reclamation’s recent demand to users of Colorado River water. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

    Would you remind us what happened at the beginning ofread more →

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    Feds demand unprecedented cuts to Colorado River water use

    UPDATE

    Sopris Sun correspondent Olivia Emmer interviewed KUNC’s Water and Environment Reporter covering the Colorado River Basin, Alex Hager, about the Bureau of Reclamation’s recent demand to users of Colorado River water. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

    Would you briefly summarize the recent edict fromread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Dismal water flows inspire expansive collaboration

    The Colorado River District (CRD) held its annual “Middle Colorado State of the River” meeting at the Morgridge Commons in Glenwood Springs the evening of May 3. Presenters predicted another hot summer with low water levels; not dissimilar to 2021. 

    From March through June, severalread more →

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    Helping out the trout at Canyon Creek

    When the culvert was built in the ‘70s, planners knew it would be a problem for fish. The box culvert is two channels, each 10 feet wide and 300 feet long. It runs beneath Interstate 70 west of Glenwood Springs, connecting the cascading Canyon Creek with its final yards before… read more →

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    Drought inspires collaboration by water users

    For the third summer in a row, the Colorado Water Trust (CWT) has acquired water from Ruedi Reservoir to support endangered fish near Palisade. The unique agreement aligns environmental organizations, irrigation districts, federal agencies and philanthropists.

    The CWT led a coalition that includes Grand Valley Waterread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    The Colorado River is sending us a message

    By Gary Wockner

    Writers on the Range

    It feels like an apocalypse in the Southwest – wildfires, floods, drought, heat, smoke. This was not the norm when I moved to Colorado 35 years ago. Climate scientists may have predicted the arrival of these extreme events, but many… read more →