Supporters say the bill would prevent mountain streams from running dry, especially during drought years, but opponents argue the new measure would upend 160 years of state water law.
The utility says it may have been a good snow year but conservation is still needed.
A new CU-Boulder program teaches residents who live near oil and gas development how to monitor their water.
CPR's series Fracking and Water: The Ripple Effect continues this week with a look at whether natural gas is leaking into water wells.
We continue our series Fracking and Water: The Ripple Effect with a look at how much water the oil and gas industry is recycling.
In the first installment of our series Fracking and Water: The Ripple Effect, we examine how trucking factors into the local economy and what local residents are saying.
Take a walk through an oil operation to learn the difference between a drilling rig, a fracking operation or a completed well.
The state is working on its first water plan to address the projected gap between how much water Colorado has and what the state needs.
Colorado Floods, September 2013. (Photo: KCFR News)