Front Range draining much of Western Slope's excess waterMost of the state's population lives along the Front Range. But 80 percent of the water falls on the Western Slope. That means a lot of the water is diverted under the Continental Divide.
This year's high water in Colorado provided ecological benefits to the state's rivers, but some ran nearly dry because of diversions to the Front Range.
Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism has more