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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 —...

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,...

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 Coordination of Water Conservation Efforts in the Colorado River Basin

Announcement Responds to Calls from Conservation Leaders, Gov. Hickenlooper, Sen. Bennet for Greater Coordination Between Federal Grant Programs to Protect Communities and Critical Water Resources  Denver, CO – National conservation and sportsmen groups hailed the Obama...

Will the Colorado Water Plan Work?

A recent magazine article asked the question: “Can a Water Plan Actually Work?”‘ According to Ken Neubecker, it all depends. What follows is a reprint of Neubecker’s post on the topic. He is associate director of the Colorado Basin Program for American...
Kids Helping Restore and Protect Colorado's Rivers

Community Meetings on Colorado Water Plan This Week

Citizens around Colorado will get a chance to hear about and comment on the state’s first-ever water plan at upcoming free, and open-to-the-public community meetings around the state. Three meetings are planned for this week in Alamosa, Salida and Granby. Even if you cannot make...

We’re In This Together – Save The Colorado River

We’re at a critical moment in history. “We’re going to have to work collaboratively with each other. This is not just a state problem. This is a problem affecting all of the basin residents,” said Joe Salazar, Colorado State House of Representatives....

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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