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Colorado is updating its Water Plan – Here’s how you can participate!

Five years ago, you and the Water for Colorado community helped craft a smart, common-sense, conservation-focused plan for our state’s water future in Colorado’s Water Plan. Now, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) is beginning the process of updating it, and we need...

Have Fun While Learning About Water! — Resources to help you stay engaged at home

We promised our community back in March that the Water for Colorado team remained committed to ensuring healthy rivers for Colorado–and we continue to do just that. We also recognize that COVID-19 has created new and unique challenges for our communities. With more time...

Webinar: History of the Colorado Water Plan

This helpful webinar dives into the history and implementation of the Colorado Water Plan. It covers the importance of water management and how state officials and experts are taking key steps to plan ahead and collaborate. If you couldn’t join us, but want to learn more about...

Back to School Reading List

With the new school year now in full swing, there’s a great opportunity to expand our knowledge of current events and the environment around us—and therefore, the perfect chance to brush up on water in the Colorado River basin. In honor of this season of learning, here is a list...

Reflections on Colorado River Day 2019

Ninety-eight years ago, Congressman Edward Taylor’s deep sense of pride for his home state of Colorado inspired him to campaign for the renaming of his state’s mighty river. At the time, the Colorado River that we know today was called the Grand River and the Colorado River...

Renewing Commitment to the Colorado River at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

In addition to the important water supply for agricultural, municipal and ecological purposes, summer on the Colorado River is synonymous with outdoor recreation. Expert sportsmen and novices alike flock to the water for rafting, kayaking, fishing, or even just a swim. But the...

Our Favorite Summertime Activities

Enjoying nature and spending time outdoors is a favorite year-round pastime in Colorado and an important driver of our economy. Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry generates $28 billion in customer spending per year and 229,000 direct jobs. It’s easy to see why this...
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This year’s runoff reports are promising, but drought is a long-term challenge in the West

After nearly two decades of drought in the American West, last winter’s heavy snowfall was a welcome surprise for communities in the region. That buildup of snow in the mountains melts each springtime, and eventually much of it runs into the Colorado River. However this...

Western Attitudes on Conservation Are Driving Action from Public Officials

2019 is already proving to be an exciting and inspiring year for those who care about the future of the Colorado River. Leaders in the seven basin states — Arizona, Colorado, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming — are working together collaboratively to...
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2018 Coverage Highlights

Here is a roundup of notable 2018 coverage of the Colorado River. North Forty News: A meeting of Colorado’s water watchdogs (December 11, 2018) AZ Central: Gov. Doug Ducey: Why I put $30 million toward Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan (December 1, 2018) AZ...