A New Yorker staff writer traveled the length of the river to see where all the water comes from, and where it ends up.
A group of ranchers near Kremmling will move forward with an ambitious plan to rehabilitate about 12 miles of the river.
One of the worst recorded droughts in human history has stretched water supplies thin across the far-reaching Colorado River basin, which serves 40 million people.
- The researchers point out that warmer-than-average spring temperatures have been increasing since the 1980s.Read more
- A new critique says four multimillion-dollar conservation programs do valuable work but would have more impact if they treated the entire river as a single system.Read more
- But experts say it's too early to predict how deep the snow will get or how much of it will turn into water.Read more
- The Water Authority for Albuquerque and Bernalillo on Thursday began pumping water for the first time from its Bear Canyon Recharge Project.Read more
- Scholars say the federal government needs to ensure it is prepared for all water flow scenarios for the next 50 years.Read more
- Denver wants to divert more water from the upper Colorado River Basin.Read more