Steamboat skiers and snowboarders prefer their champagne dry, but the relatively wet snow that buried the slopes over the weekend put a big boost into the snowpack on nearby Rabbit Ears Pass
The snowpack in the mountains surrounding Steamboat Springs are at 103 percent of median, the lowest in the state. But at least it’s in plus territory during an El Niño year.
For half of a day every month, the city's water department employees fan out across the city to deliver dozens of notices that warn water customers if they don't pay their bills that are more than 60 days past due their water will be shut off.
Peabody Energy hopes to delay permit for Trout Creek Reservoir in Routt County, in bid to conserve cash
Worldwide demand for coal continues to drop and the proposed delay of Trout Creek Reservoir permitting fits in with remarks about the company’s fiscal strategy made by a Peabody spokesman this week.
Routt County investigates update of regulations designed to protect streams and ponds from development
The question is whether Routt County's waterbody setback regulations as drafted accomplish clean water without unduly hindering development.
The water transfer plan at the Carpenter Ranch is among five in Colorado that are part of an historic agreement to explore how the four Colorado River states above Lake Powell can meet their obligations to Arizona, California and Nevada.
Water district manager says $750,000 price of Shop & Hop site is justified by the goal of protecting community water supply in alluvial well field along the Yampa River.
The areas that carry the highest snowpack deep into summer are also susceptible to flood danger. Hoosier Pass, on Colorado Highway 9 between Breckenridge and South Park, with 14.2 inches of water content, is a case in point.
Frank Alfone has Colorado experience in water utility management on resume as he prepares to take charge at Mount Werner Water in Steamboat Springs.
The big water buffalo in the room was the possibility that Front Range interests will succeed in influencing the water plan to include a new trans-mountain diversion (TMD) of water from the Western Slope to the rapidly growing Eastern Slope.
New Colorado water rights transfer allows farmers to irrigate, then profit by leaving water in the stream
The new model for sharing water rights allows rights holders to to use their water to raise a crop in early summer and then choose to be compensated for leaving it in the river in late summer and early fall.
Colorado seeks to close water gap
From the Wasatch Front in Utah, to the ponderosa pine forests of Northern Arizona to the irrigated hay meadows of Northwest Colorado, peoples’ lives are linked by the scarcity of water.
With snowpack at levels well below average, local water providers Wednesday announced water restrictions that will go into place May 1.
Zach Smith, attorney for the Colorado Water Trust, told the board members of the Conservancy District Wednesday that while no decision has been made to supplement the Yampa’s flows again this summer, they want to have agreements in place by late May.
Reservoirs in the Yampa/White River drainages are among the strongest in the state, averaging 112 percent after heavy rainfall in July, August and September.