Water is the Lifeblood of Colorado
Water is the lifeblood of Colorado, but it is under pressure like never before. Demands for water to support population growth, agriculture, and businesses are increasing while available supplies are not. A Colorado Water Plan is being drafted that will provide a secure water future for our state only if it makes conservation its cornerstone. This plan is crucial for protecting the future of our rivers – and the wildlife, communities, agriculture and businesses that depend on them.
The Draft Colorado Water Plan Needs More Work
The draft Colorado Water Plan needs more work to ensure that our water and way of life are preserved for future generations. While the initial draft plan suggests that we must protect healthy rivers for wildlife and recreation, and make more efficient use of our existing water, a final version of the plan needs meaningful goals and real, actionable steps.
Take Action for Water Conservation in Colorado
Send a letter to tell Gov. Hickenlooper and the Colorado Water Conservation Board to commit that we are all in this together, and that the Colorado water plan, which is being finalized over the next few months, must include these four conservation essentials:
- Keep Colorado’s rivers healthy and flowing
- Avoid new large trans-mountain diversions
- Increase water efficiency and recycling in our cities and towns
- Modernize agricultural and water sharing practices
The Path Forward
From urban residents to business owners to farmers, we all have a role to play in using our water resources more efficiently. When it comes to water, we all need to live within our means. Greater cooperation, innovative technologies and best practices will enable Colorado to build prosperous communities, support thriving agricultural and tourism industries, and keep our rivers healthy and flowing. We’re all in this together.