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What’s the Buzz on Water in Colorado? Getting our Rivers Back into Balance

Does Colorado need a water plan?  Are there bears in the woods? You wouldn’t start a business or take a long trip without first making a plan. The same should be true for the world’s most precious resource, the one we can’t live without for more than a few days–WATER. But, up to...
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Report: Front Range, West Slope Miles Apart on Colorado’s Water Future

Boulder Weekly writer Bob Berwyn examines the history behind the Colorado Water Plan, and talks to Colorado River and water conservation advocates in his latest article. Here’s a peek: “When Colorado’s earth cracked open in the great drought of 2002, it may have also...
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Water Board Offers Updated Colorado Water Plan Timeline

The Colorado Water Conservation Board released an updated timeline for the Colorado Water Plan. The plan is expected to provide a path forward for providing Coloradans with the water we need while supporting healthy watersheds and the environment, robust recreation and tourism...
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What’s the Buzz On Water In Colorado? Getting Our Rivers Back Into Balance

Does Colorado need a water plan?  Are there bears in the woods? You wouldn’t start a business or take a long trip without first making a plan. The same should be true for the world’s most precious resource, the one we can’t live without for more than a few days – WATER. But, up...
Autumn on a Colorado River

Conservation, Quality, Reuse and Efficiency Take Center Stage At Water Board Meeting

PUEBLO, May 21 — Experts from a variety of conservation groups will offer their public comments this week about the importance of sustaining Colorado’s rivers as part of the first-ever statewide Colorado Water Plan. They will focus on the benefits of keeping rivers flowing...
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We Need Alternatives To Water Diversions

Check out this guest blog post by Ken Neubecker, Eagle River Blue Trail Coordinator, on meeting the water needs of Colorado’s growing population and the importance of the Colorado Water Plan: The population of Colorado is expected to double by the year 2050. That means there will...
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Epic Snowpack Helps, But More Water Needed

Epic. That is the word for this year’s snowfall in most of Colorado. Epic if you are a skier. Epic if you snowshoe. Epic for the businesses in our mountain towns. Epic if you are the Colorado River. Yes indeed a generous snowpack this winter means the Colorado rivers and its...
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CPR: The Person Behind Colorado’s Water Plan

Colorado Public Radio did an interview with James Eklund, director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and his role in creating the state’s water plan. He told CPR: “”We have water where we don’t have people, and we have to make sure we address that...
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A Local Look at the State Water Plan, Impacts

The Summit Daily News addresses the historic use of water, beginning in the 1880s when local miners started diverting water. Today, residents drink, fish in and ski with that water. In 2050, how will that water be used and will we have enough, the Daily news asks? With the state...