From the Water Desk, an in-depth look at how the mandate coming out of the 2015 Colorado Water Plan to give greater weight to the ecological and recreational needs of a river is playing out. Tracking the Curve has Pitkin County’s new COVID-19 case incidence rate falling, while the Data Dashboard notes the Crystal River streamflow has tripled over the last week.
Analysis on the Lead King Loop stakeholder process and potential outcomes. Plus rising water levels recorded at Lake Powell, local COVID-19 updates and the Bucket.
Composting for landfill sustainability, spring runoff forecast for Upper Colorado River basin, data dashboard, tracking the curve, and more.
Judges of the Society of Professional Journalists contest for news organizations from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming recognized exceptional journalism from all corners of our newsroom. Work from our water, environment, data and social justice desks received awards.
Glenwood Springs secures recreational water right to build three proposed boating parks on Colorado River; plus streamflow data, and COVID-19 updates in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Will spring runoff be enough to fill a depleted Ruedi Reservoir?
Aspen Journalism’s Social Justice Desk reports on a housekeeping cluster that is central to Aspen’s culture and economy, tracking the curve in the Roaring Fork Valley, and updated local data.
Aspen Journalism’s latest data-driven investigation started off with a question. How could community angst about traffic be reaching a breaking point when the standard metric used to assess local congestion was not blinking bright red — and in fact, suggested that the problem has been under control since the advent of expanded RFTA service beginning in 2013?
Water Desk Editor Heather Sackett’s piece looking at the process that takes place every 10 years where state officials, water users and water court judges determine what water rights have been “abandoned” was a success in many ways. Data Desk Editor Laurine Lassalle shared her initial findings after analyzing state data released to Aspen Journalism breaking down the age, race and gender of all those who have died of COVID-19 in Eagle, Pitkin and Garfield counties.
A legislative push for water without rights, plus the latest COVID, occupancy and snowpack data.