Water in the West has been a complicated subject for hundreds of years. Every year, a different amount of snowmelt flows downstream from the high country, where most of the water in the Southwest originates.
Now that Colorado has its new statewide water plan in place, it’s time to think about where the state will get billions of dollars to close the water supply gap and support another estimated 5 million residents by 2050.
Governor's top water advisor on his way to Northwest Colorado
As a cattle rancher and dryland wheat farmer in Southeastern Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper’s chief water advisor, John Stulp, is apt to recognize this spring as a season of promise in the Yampa Valley.
The city of Steamboat Springs was notifying its water customers this week that a problem with the drinking water at the Steamboat Springs Airport did not pose an immediate health risk.
Living at the headwaters of the Yampa River and many of her tributaries makes it easy for us to take water for granted. We turn on the faucets, and water flows out. We open our headgates, and water rushes through. We put our boats into the rapids, and water takes us downstream. We toss a line into a high mountain lake, and a fish attaches itself to the hook.
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.