Flows are unlikely to return to the 20th-century averages
Front Range water suppliers challenge assumptions used in an ongoing study of potential water levels in Lake Powell.
How Grand Lake got muddled, and why fixing it is hard
Denver Water plans to divert more water, but is working with a group in Grand County to better manager what’s left
Re-use, underground storage, and a new HQ higher priorities than new West Slope storage
Faced with a growing population, representatives of water interests on the Front Range want to plan for additional diversions, or “new supply,” from the Western Slope. Still in doubt is whether that water is available.
Continued drought could leave too little water from the Colorado River in Lake Powell for the eight giant turbines in the dam to produce electricity.