Working to keep water on tap in Colorado, from faucets to farmers’ fields

February 1, 2022
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Evidence of low water at McPhee Reservoir near Dolores can be seen in the rocky shore ringing the lake, as jet skiers carve a pattern in the water near Doc’s Marina on Sunday, August 29, 2021.

As water levels in the Colorado and Yampa Rivers fall due to growth and climate change, working to ensure there's enough water to meet the state's needs is taking on new urgency. Meantime, the Denver Basin Loop project may be one solution for part of the Front Range. CPR climate and environment reporter Michael Elizabeth Sakas and KRCC growth reporter Shanna Lewis share their reporting.