Blog posts tagged in Colorado water
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...