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A water-stressed valley needs to curb development  

By Rebecca Lawton

In my drought- and fire-plagued home valley, 40 miles north of San Francisco, a debate has been simmering for decades…

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Don’t blame the Upper Basin states

By George Sibley

But the Bureau of Reclamation has regularly and faithfully released to the Lower Basin, from Powell Reservoir, the Colorado River Compact and Mexican Treaty allotments –- 8.23 million acre-feet only dropping a little below those allotments half a dozen times since Powell began to fill in the 1960s.

Bryan Egner US Dept. of energy Glen Canyon Dam 2018

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A dangerous game of chicken on the colorado river

By Kyle Roerink

Central Arizona Project, Arizona, with homes. Image credit US Bureau of Reclamation

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Stand up for Public access

By Mark Squillace

Eighty-year-old Roger Hill used to go fishing on the Arkansas River in Colorado. But he sometimes had to duck baseball-size…

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Fire · Water

Spring is coming too soon

By Pepper Trail

Photo by redcharlie via Unsplash

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Imagine a great river, flowing free

By Dave Marston

Some environmental groups and water honchos have sponsored a “Rewilding of Glen Canyon” contest, with the winner getting $4,000 “and…

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A community of river guides copes with loss

By Rebecca Lawton

The Grand Canyon boating community — devoted to each other and to the Colorado River — was shocked to learn…

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This rancher has radical ideas about water

By Dave Marston

If Jim Howell, a fourth-generation rancher in Western Colorado, has a guru, he’s Allan Savory, the champion of intensive cattle…

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It’s time to stop shipping water across the Rockies

By David O. Williams

It was 1952 when the cities of Aurora and Colorado Springs first started gobbling up water rights in a remote,…

10,000 year old high altitude fen slated for drowning by Colorado Springs and Augora, CO

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The Colorado River is sending a message

By Gary Wockner

The region lived without them before, and it can live without them again. Now, nature is forcing our hand, telling us that it’s time to breach the dam and let the Colorado River run free.

Image above of Willow Creek Canyon once a popular side canyon for boaters. Now a sandy wash. Image courtesy of Glen Canyon Institute staff.

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As Lake Powell dwindles, wonders open up

By Tim Treuer

It would take us another day and a half of increasingly arduous travel to finally enter Lake Powell

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Looking back to when water was plentiful

By Dave Marston

During his 50 years in rural western Colorado, Jamie Jacobson has seen a lot of flooding. While caretaking a farm…

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