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Colorado is updating its Water Plan – Here’s how you can participate!

Five years ago, you and the Water for Colorado community helped craft a smart, common-sense, conservation-focused plan for our state’s water future in Colorado’s Water Plan. Now, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) is beginning the process of updating it, and we need...

Have Fun While Learning About Water! — Resources to help you stay engaged at home

We promised our community back in March that the Water for Colorado team remained committed to ensuring healthy rivers for Colorado–and we continue to do just that. We also recognize that COVID-19 has created new and unique challenges for our communities. With more time...

Back to School Reading List

With the new school year now in full swing, there’s a great opportunity to expand our knowledge of current events and the environment around us—and therefore, the perfect chance to brush up on water in the Colorado River basin. In honor of this season of learning, here is a list...

Reflections on Colorado River Day 2019

Ninety-eight years ago, Congressman Edward Taylor’s deep sense of pride for his home state of Colorado inspired him to campaign for the renaming of his state’s mighty river. At the time, the Colorado River that we know today was called the Grand River and the Colorado River...

Renewing Commitment to the Colorado River at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

In addition to the important water supply for agricultural, municipal and ecological purposes, summer on the Colorado River is synonymous with outdoor recreation. Expert sportsmen and novices alike flock to the water for rafting, kayaking, fishing, or even just a swim. But the...
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This year’s runoff reports are promising, but drought is a long-term challenge in the West

After nearly two decades of drought in the American West, last winter’s heavy snowfall was a welcome surprise for communities in the region. That buildup of snow in the mountains melts each springtime, and eventually much of it runs into the Colorado River. However this...

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,...