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What do the Colorado gubernatorial candidates have to say about water?

With the gubernatorial election fast approaching, Coloradans want to know where the candidates stand on the most important issues–including the Colorado’s rivers. As crucial assets to our recreation industry and agriculture and the lifeblood of both cities and wilderness,...

Critically low Lake Mead levels highlight need for Arizona action

By Kevin Moran  (NOTE: this post first appeared on Environmental Defense Fund) Lake Mead water users this week learned we once again narrowly avoided water cutbacks by the skin of our teeth. A 24-month projection released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation shows we...

Celebrating Colorado River Day

In honor of Colorado River Day on July 25, Water for Colorado has assembled stories about the importance of the Colorado River from across the Basin. These short, unique tales highlight how the mighty Colorado powers all aspects of life in the West. Below you’ll see stories...

Here’s What Colorado’s Next Governor Can do to Safeguard our Water Supply

Water is critical to Colorado’s economy, lifestyle, and identity. It fuels our cities and agriculture and it supports our vital recreation industry. But increasing demands on our existing supplies and the looming threat of drought and climate change put our water supplies at...

Do You Know Your Water, Colorado?

Rivers are the lifelines of Colorado’s economy, environment, and lifestyle. They touch everyone in our state, providing most of our clean, safe, and reliable drinking water; supporting our thriving farms and ranches; and contributing to culture, heritage, and recreation —...

Are you an expert on the Colorado River? Test your knowledge.

Happy Colorado River Day! Today we honor the hardest working river in the West and acknowledge all that it does for us. This river provides the water for our faucets, the irrigation for our crops, thousands of jobs and recreation for millions. The Colorado River touches the lives...

America’s Most Endangered River

Sign our petition to the Trump Administration: help support our rivers! The Colorado River is at a tipping point. Just this week, the lower portion of it was named our nation’s most endangered river in the American Rivers’ annual report. This is not the first time the Colorado...

The Colorado River Is Being Sapped By The Heat

BY NELL LONDON The Colorado River is being sapped by rising temperatures and its fate is worse than most forecasters realize, according to a new study looking at the effects of climate change. The study, co-authored by Brad Udall, a climate scientist at Colorado State University,...

Colorado’s Leading Conservation Organizations Mark 1 Year Anniversary of Water Plan

First Year of Implementation Makes Progress – More Laps and Increased Pace Needed to Achieve Water Goals DENVER, Nov. 16, 2016 – On the one-year anniversary of Colorado’s first water plan being adopted, Colorado’s leading conservation organizations – America...

What leading conservation groups are saying about the one year anniversary of the Colorado Water Plan

This post first appeared in Summit Daily under the headline “Colorado Water Plan faces new hurdles on one-year anniversary.” One year in, and questions remain over what impact the Colorado Water Plan is having — or will have — across the state. Even proponents for the...