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America’s Most Endangered River

Sign our petition to the Trump Administration: help support our rivers! The Colorado River is at a tipping point. Just this week, the lower portion of it was named our nation’s most endangered river in the American Rivers’ annual report. This is not the first time the Colorado...

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...

Community Meetings: Learn About, Comment on Colorado Water Plan

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. The Colorado Water Plan is in its second draft and the public has limited time (only until...

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...

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...

It’s Fix a Leak Week!

Fix a Leak Week is celebrated in March of each year as a time to remind Americans to check their household fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. The Facts on Leaks: The average household’s leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or...

Gov. Hickenlooper and the State Water Board Need to Raise All Boats

Western Resource Advocates and Conservation Colorado water experts offered preliminary responses to this week’s release of eight draft Basin Implementation Plans – local level plans in each major river basin across Colorado addressing future water supply and river health....