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Protecting Our Colorado River

by Mark Udall  Water makes the West as we know it. Congressman Wayne Aspinall put it best: In the West, when you touch water, you touch everything. Never have these words rang more true that today, as we endure a record 16th year of drought in the Colorado River basin — and...

An interview with water expert John Fleck

This interview with John Fleck, a former water reporter and current Director of the Water Resources Program at the University of New Mexico first appeared on Vox.com. The interview focuses on Fleck’s new book  Water Is for Fighting Over which covers the water crisis in the...

Coverage of the Final Colorado Water Plan Release

Here’s a roundup of coverage of the plan’s release. Aspen Journalism: Boiling down the Colorado Water Plan’s action plan  Western Slope Now: Colorado Water Plan’s Impact on Western Slope  High Country News: Will a new state plan solve Colorado’s water troubles?...

2015 Coverage Highlights

Here’s a roundup of notable 2015 coverage of the Colorado River. Western Slope Now (Grand Junction) : Citizens Petition Gov. Hickenlooper Over West Slope Water(Oct. 25) Grand Junction Sentinel (Western Slope): State Water Official Positive About Plan (Oct. 21) Grand...
River Beside Bike Trail in Colorado

2014 Coverage Highlights

Press Release:New Poll: Coloradans Support Healthy Rivers, Conservation(Oct. 13, 2014) CNBC:18,000 Coloradans Call on Water Board For Strong Conservation (Oct. 13, 2014) Press Release:Governor and Water Board Called Upon to Improve State Water Plan Since Local Water Plans Would...

Coverage from December 2014 water plan proposal

On Dec. 10, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) delivered to Governor Hickenlooper the draft of the state’s first water plan during a press conference at the Capitol. Here is some media coverage of the event: E&E GreenWire: Colorado Takes first steps to address...