Due to a number of reasons including this year drought conditions, water supply is becoming a major concern in western Kansas.
Colorado's rivers and streams supply drinking water and outdoor recreation opportunities, and support biodiversity and wildlife, but less than 4% are fully protected.
Moisture from the former hurricane is expected to surge over Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado into Thursday. Across far southeastern California, the risk of locally heavy rainfall will be limited to through Tuesday night.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers representing western states sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week echoing governors' recent calls for him to designate a federal drought disaster.
A working group submitted a report on Friday that includes several "concepts" that it says the Colorado Water Resources Review Committee should consider when exploring how to bolster the state's anti-speculation law.
The U.S. government announced its first-ever water shortage declaration for the Colorado River on Aug. 16, 2021, triggering future cuts in the amount of water states will be allowed to draw from the river.
Several Western state governors sent a letter to President Joe Biden's administration requesting he declare a federal drought disaster.
The world watched in July 2021 as extreme rainfall became floods that washed away centuries-old homes in Europe, triggered landslides in Asia and inundated subways in China. More than 900 people died.
As Wyoming sinks further into drought conditions, experts say there is no clear end in sight.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are monitoring and documenting the impacts to the fishery on the Cache la Poudre River following Tuesday's flash flood.