The San Luis Valley in Colorado faces high arsenic levels in wells due to drought and aquifer depletion, spurring community-led conservation efforts.
Farmers face hardships in the Rio Grande water dispute settlement, which focuses on conservation (including fallowing farms) and infrastructure.
After 30 years of service, the Leadville Mine treatment plant will be replaced, ensuring clean water for Arkansas River and boosting community safety.
A grant application to the Dept. of Energy to advance the hydrogen economy in four western states identifies 8 projects, including the Navajo Nation's farm.
To save its aquifer, the Rio Grande Water Conservation District plans to pay farmers in the San Luis Valley $3,000 an AF to retire their groundwater wells.
The proposed consent decree in the long-running dispute over rights in the 1938 Rio Grande Compact has been released.