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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...

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...

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,...

Conservation Countdown: 4 Days Left to Comment on Colorado Water Plan

Healthy rivers mean healthy wildlife. Post by Water For Colorado.

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....