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By Julie McCluskie Guest Commentary We’ve reached the crisis point for the Colorado River and the future of the American Southwest. We need creative solutions for living with a river that contains less water yet has more demands for its limited supplies. As a resident of the high country, I know w...
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Increased moisture this year does not fix state’s water woes By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Colorado is drought-free for the first time since 2019 — a stark change from a year ago, when 98% of the state was under drought conditions. A winter filled with heavy snow and a cooler, wet...
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By Michael Phillis and Sam Metz The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY>> On some parts of the Navajo Nation, where about one-third of the people lack reliable access to clean water, people have to drive for miles on red dirt roads to lug water home. Others rely on unregulated wells or water del...
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By Conrad Swanson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Billions of gallons of water are rushing this week out of the Blue Mesa Reservoir on Colorado’s Western Slope, through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and ultimately into the Colorado River. For the first time in a few years, Colorado has had enough wate...
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The water crisis is intensifying, bringing supply issues, higher cost-of-living and impacts to tourism and agriculture By CONRAD SWANSON | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: July 21, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. | UPDATED: July 22, 2022 at 6:10 p.m. With each passing decade the Colorado Ri...
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By Grant Schulte The Associated Press LINCOLN, NEB. » Nebraska water regulators rallied Wednesday behind a proposal to build a $500 million canal in neighboring Colorado to divert water out of the South Platte River, a project steeped in fears that the fast-growing Denver area will consume most of...
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  Colorado Division of Water Resources wants to better track usage in the region By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post Facing severe droughts along Colorado’s Western Slope, state officials want to take better stock of how much water people, businesses and governments take out of the White and ...
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Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say. The river’s volume has dropped more than 19 percent during a drought gripping the region si...
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The Colorado Supreme Court has struck down attempts by two cities to ban or delay fracking. Monday's ruling is a victory for the oil and gas industry and for state officials who say only state government can regulate energy, not cities or counties.    The court may not have the final...
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The Environmental Protection Agency took responsibility Friday for a massive wastewater spill that contaminated a Colorado river Wednesday, and warned locals to avoid the polluted waters. According to a statement by the agency, an EPA cleanup team accidentally caused the spill while excav...
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A team of US regulators investigating contamination at a Colorado goldmine accidentally released a million gallons (3.8 million liters) of orange-hued waste water containing sediment and metals into a local river system, the Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday. The waste wate...
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As water shortages grip California and the seven state Colorado River basin, many users feel no pain, while some face a complete curtailment. That’s because the water management system is not designed to be either efficient or equitable but consistent and predictable. And it is. As is typ...
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