A U.S. Geological Survey shows that a little more than half of the Colorado River, the West’s primary water source, is groundwater before it seeps into the river bed. The preliminary finding may help city water supply managers anticipate future volumes amid rising temperatures and less snowfall.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials held a public meeting in early June to discuss a proposed Superfund designation for the Bonita Peak Mining District outside of Silverton, Colorado.
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) unveiled an interactive website showing the Colorado River Basin’s drastic water decline.
Heavy machinery the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used to investigate pollutants at the Gold King Mine accidentally released an estimated one million gallons of mining waste into a creek, causing the Animas River north of Silverton, Colorado to turn an opaque orange.