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Webinar: Healthy Colorado Rivers Support a Healthy Colorado Economy

Rivers are the lifeblood of our economies in the West, contributing billions of dollars every year to the state of Colorado’s economy. However, our rivers are at risk from the impacts of climate change and our growing population. In 2015, Colorado completed its Water Plan,...

New, Interactive Map Shows How Colorado’s Water Plan Will Help the State

Today, we’re thrilled today to unveil the Colorado Water Plan Grant Projects Map. This new, interactive resource illustrates the work happening across Colorado to ensure we have ample clean water supplies alongside healthy flowing rivers.   The water Coloradans use to...

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...
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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...

Western Attitudes on Conservation Are Driving Action from Public Officials

2019 is already proving to be an exciting and inspiring year for those who care about the future of the Colorado River. Leaders in the seven basin states — Arizona, Colorado, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming — are working together collaboratively to...

Colorado Families need a Ford not a Ferrari for a Water Plan Budget

Smart Prioritization and Collaboration Critical By Sinjin Eberle, Director of Communications Intermountain West-American Rivers; Kristin Green, Water Advocate-Conservation Colorado; Rob Harris, Senior Staff Attorney-Western Resource Advocates; and Brian Jackson, Associate...

Conservation Voices: Colorado Water Plan is Historic Step Forward

DENVER, Nov. 19, 2015 – Colorado’s leading conservation and recreation organizations American Rivers, American Whitewater, Audubon, Conservation Colorado, Environmental Defense Fund, High Country Conservation Advocates, San Juan Citizens Alliance and Western Resource Advocates...

Colorado Water Plan: 30,000 Of You Expect Conservation

For more than two years, there have been meetings, hearings, conferences, events and news announcements about Colorado’s first-ever state water plan. The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), which is responsible for developing the plan under Governor Hickenlooper’s...