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West-Slope Colorado Towns Restore Local Flows, Even as Thirsty Front-Range Lawns Drink From their Rivers

When residents in Denver, Colorado Springs and other cities on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains turn on their sprinklers to irrigate lawns, they rarely think about the fate of fish in the headwaters of the Colorado River on the other side of the Continental Divide.

Along the Rio Grande, An Innovative Water Market Restores Riverside Habitat

With water so tight in this part of the country, success depended on a remarkable degree of cooperation among an unlikely group of partners.

World’s Large Cities Move Water Equivalent to Ten Colorado Rivers to Meet their Annual Water Needs

A new study has estimated that collectively the world’s large cities, defined as those with at least 750,000 people, move 504 billion liters (133 billion gallons) of water a day a cumulative distance of some 27,000 kilometers.

A Sacred Reunion: The Colorado River Returns to the Sea

 It is the first time in sixteen years that the Colorado River...will have reached its final, natural destination.

Gila River Diversion Would Be a Costly Failure

The notable legacies of the 21st century will be strategies that creatively demonstrate how cost-effective, ecologically sound water management can maximize the value of our limited water supplies.

An Innovative Conservation Fund for the Colorado River

The four largest cities that get their drinking water from the Colorado River are gearing up to pilot an innovative conservation scheme that pays farmers, industries and municipalities to reduce their use of the river’s water.

Wildfires in the Western U.S. Are on the Rise, Posing Threats to Drinking Water

For water managers, the new research is a clarion call to begin action now to safeguard water supplies originating in watersheds prone to fire.

Landscapes Transform With the Arrival of the Colorado River

The Colorado River returns to the delta - in photos.

Water for the Delta

On Monday, March 24, I leave on a trip to witness an event I never thought I’d see: the Colorado River flowing through its delta toward the sea.

A Favorite Massachusetts Stream Loses a Dam – and Gains Aquatic Habitat

In early January, on a visit back to my old stomping grounds in western Massachusetts, I trekked along the snowy banks of Amethyst Brook, a beautiful headwater tributary in the Connecticut River watershed.
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