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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...

National Conservation, Sportsmen Groups Applaud Bureau of Reclamation Efforts to Reward Projects that Protect the Health of Rivers

Public Comment Period for WaterSMART Grant Criteria Closes with Thousands of Comments in Favor of Prioritizing Projects that Keep Water in Our Rivers National conservation and sportsmen groups applauded recent proposed changes from the Bureau of Reclamation intended to prioritize...

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...

New Poll: Coloradans Support Protecting Our Rivers

A new Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll released today revealed strong public support for efforts to protect and maintain national public lands. The poll surveyed the views of voters in seven Mountain West states, including Colorado, on...

Western Slope Lawmakers Weigh In On Colorado Water Plan

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — State lawmakers representing Western Slope constituents are viewing a nearly complete Colorado water plan with a mix of hope and fear, according to the Daily Sentinel. Eight of them addressed the Colorado Basin Roundtable Monday, with their thoughts not...

Roundtable Discussion On Colorado’s Water Plan

This week’s Balance of Power: Colorado’s plan for water on 9News takes a look at Colorado’s Water Plan. With population expected to double by mid-century, will the state have enough water to sustain it? Guests include: James Eklund, director of the Colorado...

Denver Businesses Unite On Water Conservation Issues

Denver businesses are doing their part to promote water conservation and river protection as part of Colorado’s Water Plan. “My fellow CEOs and I wanted to learn but we also had a message to send,” said Dave Bacon, founder/CEO of BWBacon. “In planning Colorado’s water...

Report: Colorado Water Plan Takes On Future Needs

From the Crested Butte News: The state of Colorado released the second draft of the Colorado Water Plan. The nearly 500-page document captures water experts’ latest solutions to the state’s growing water needs, with the goal allowing communities have enough water into the...

Conservation Groups Call Second Draft of Colorado Water Plan An Improvement

DENVER, July 13, 2015 – Colorado’s leading conservation and recreation organizations, including American Rivers, American Whitewater, Audubon Rockies, Conservation Colorado and Western Resource Advocates pointed to how the second draft of the Colorado Water Plan was improved by...

Colorado Water Supply Issues Highlighted in Killing the Colorado Video

Killing the Colorado is a multi-part series from ProPublica and Matter that investigates the water crisis in the West. Learn about how growth in population, agriculture, businesses and the economy have impacted the Colorado water supply following the water deal established back...
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