Colorado Rivers

2:06pm

Fri May 4, 2012
Business

The Dollar Value of the Colorado River Basin

MoabAdventurer Flickr-Creative Commons

A new report commissioned by the advocacy group Protect the Flows says recreational activity along the Colorado River Basin generates more than $6.3 billion worth of direct spending into Colorado each year.

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2:34pm

Wed February 22, 2012
Environment

River Advocates Rally at Colorado Capitol

Conservationists rallied outside the west entrance to the state capitol Wednesday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Conservation groups are renewing calls for tighter environmental regulations to protect the Upper Colorado River, which supplies water for millions and also generates millions of dollars for western Colorado’s tourism-based economy. 

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11:45am

Mon June 20, 2011
Flooding

Flooding Risk Down, But Rivers Still High in Colorado

Colorado River Valley
Joe Futrelle Flickr

While the risk of flooding due to this year’s record snowpack has diminished somewhat - state and county emergency officials remain on alert for the possibility of flooding from other sources.

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12:09pm

Tue June 14, 2011
Flooding

So Far, Serious Flooding Averted in Northern Colorado

Colorado River Valley
Joe Futrelle Flickr

Larimer County officials are optimistic that spring runoff from this year’s record snow in parts of the state won’t turn into serious flooding for northern Colorado.

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