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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...

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...

‘Water is More Important Than Money,’ say Westerners

Water levels and drought concerns now eclipse economic concerns in Colorado and the West, according to the annual Conservation in the West Poll released recently by Colorado College. While 80% of polled voters are concerned about unemployment, 83% are concerned about drought and...
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