Did Colorado rivers just peak? Streamflows down after cooler temperatures, snowpack below average; winter occupancy and Lake Powell levels on the rise.
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The Roundup | Laying the groundwork
You never want to say that a particular article is the culmination of a years-long reporting effort. There is always more to the story, and in this case, local environmental groups are not pleased with the outcome, so eyes peeled for a follow up. But Water Desk Editor Heather Sackett’s scoop, published Saturday in collaboration […]
The Roundup | How stream management mandates are playing out
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.
The Roundup | Slow moving over rocky terrain
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.
The Runoff | Anti-speculation efforts frustrated
In The Runoff for April, Water Desk Editor Heather Sackett shares news items you won’t read anywhere else, and updates and context from recent stories. A “new normal” of scarcity. Watershed penpals. A tribal lawyer argues for compensated forbearance.
The Roundup | Composting for landfill sustainability
Composting for landfill sustainability, spring runoff forecast for Upper Colorado River basin, data dashboard, tracking the curve, and more.
The Roundup | Aspen Journalism wins nine awards from the Society of Professional Journalists
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.
The Roundup | Recreation and an uneven playing field
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.
The Roundup | Ruedi water managers awaiting ‘April hole’
Will spring runoff be enough to fill a depleted Ruedi Reservoir?
The Roundup | ‘The economic framework is labor intensive’
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.