Colorado's statewide snowpack stands at about 79 percent of the long-term average.
One of the bill's sponsors explained her goal is to find new ways to address the state’s growing need to for water.
Amid fiercer competition for scarce water supplies, Colorado attempts to create a plan for the future.
Scientists are excited about finding water on a distant planet at the same time they're concerned about it dwindling in the American West.
The report says millions of people’s drinking water is at risk over the next few decades if demand continues to outpace the Colorado River’s water supply.
The EPA intends to clarify which waterways are “Waters of the United States," to reduce confusion around the Clean Water Act. But critics fear the recent proposal is a power grab that could hurt farmers, ranchers and possibly the energy industry.
“The Ripple Effect” examines whether the oil and gas boom is driving up the price of water. Some residents worry that the industry’s deep pockets will price farmers out of business. But, the truth is far more complicated.
The quantity and quality of water that comes to the surface depends on the geology of the area and the depth of of the well.