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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...

Colorado Water Plan Timeline: Next Up? Second Draft of the Plan

What’s up next for the Colorado Water Plan? The second draft, which is due to be released on July 15, 2015.

River Groups Applaud Benefits of New Colorado River Basin Report

This week, American Rivers and American Whitewater applauded the Bureau of Reclamation’s new report, “Moving Forward.” The report outlines achievable, common sense solutions that will help protect the 1,450-mile Colorado River for outdoor recreation, wildlife, and...

Yuma Sun Editorial: Water Rates Should Include Conservation Incentives

Excerpts from Yuma Sun editorial: The City of Yuma’s new water rate structure includes an interesting angle: higher rates for those who use more. This is an idea that should encourage water conservation efforts. We’ve found the lack of water conservation here to be a bit...
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