Western Colorado is not insulated from the threat posed by Mexican drug cartels.
The boards two conservation districts adopted a set contingency plans if water levels in Lake Mead and Lake Powell continue to drop.
While it is easy to measure how much water is in reservoirs, it is much less clear how much groundwater remains in the region’s aquifers.
The Gunnison Basin Implementation Plan will join the state’s eight other basin plans to comprise the Colorado Water Plan.
For the first time in many years, the Colorado River is flowing through its historic delta to the sea as a result of an intentional release by water managers.