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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....

Colorado Water Plan Comments: All The Cool Kids are Doing It!

We are sharing this poignant blog post by American River’s Sinjin Eberle: What do Peyton Manning, Goldie Hawn, and Neil Young all have in common? If they live in Colorado, they might be commenting on the Colorado Water Plan. What about Todd Helton, Jon Krakauer, or South...
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Opinion: Western outdoor businesses thrive on clean, healthy rivers

By John Land Le Coq (A version of this opinion piece appears in the Grand Junction Sentinel) Throughout the American West, jobs and the economy are often synonymous with outdoor recreation and conservation of our natural treasures. And it’s not just the companies serving tourists...

Big water: My trip on the Arkansas River

Big water. That is what I kept hearing as I told friends I was going on a rafting trip on the Arkansas River in early June. Thanks to the above average snow pack and cool rainy spring, the water literally is big – meaning it is pushing the limits of its banks, covering riverside...
Tubing on a Colorado River

What’s the Buzz On Water In Colorado? Getting Our Rivers Back Into Balance

Does Colorado need a water plan?  Are there bears in the woods? You wouldn’t start a business or take a long trip without first making a plan. The same should be true for the world’s most precious resource, the one we can’t live without for more than a few days – WATER. But, up...
Autumn on a Colorado River

Conservation, Quality, Reuse and Efficiency Take Center Stage At Water Board Meeting

PUEBLO, May 21 — Experts from a variety of conservation groups will offer their public comments this week about the importance of sustaining Colorado’s rivers as part of the first-ever statewide Colorado Water Plan. They will focus on the benefits of keeping rivers flowing...
Free the Rivers! Cracks in the Dam

Coming Soon: Movies About Water Shown Around the State

Mark you calendars, there are two movies about water that will be shown around Colorado in the coming weeks. Put them on your calendars and spread the word. WaterMark Documentary about our relationship with water – how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use...