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Western Slope Lawmakers Weigh In On Colorado Water Plan

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — State lawmakers representing Western Slope constituents are viewing a nearly complete Colorado water plan with a mix of hope and fear, according to the Daily Sentinel. Eight of them addressed the Colorado Basin Roundtable Monday, with their thoughts not...

Durango Herald: Water Issues in the Legislature

From the Durango Herald: While water won’t be the centerpiece issue of the Legislature this year, several lawmakers already are taking a look. Rep. Don Coram, R-Montrose, is taking another stab at curbing phreatophytes, a deep-rooted plant that takes in significant amounts of...

Colorado Water Plan Highlights State’s Connected Nature

The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted to The Denver Post about the state water plan: Re: “Colorado girds for proliferating people and increasingly scarce water,” Nov. 9 news story. As a county commissioner representing one of the state’s headwaters areas, I would like...

Infographic: Colorado Water Use

From the Audubon Rockies: Colorado’s water resources are facing two major threats: population growth and drought. The state’s population is expected to double by 2050. New development on the Front Range will bring increasing demand for water from the Western Slope,...

Support Colorado’s 11 World Class Fishing Rivers!

Eleven days left: Get your Colorado’s Water Plan comments to the Water Board by the Oct. 10 deadline. Support healthy rivers and our Colorado lifestyle: #cowater #fishing Post by Water For Colorado.

Colorado Fly Fisherman and Importance of Healthy Rivers

Jack Bombardier, owner and operator of Confluence Casting, LLC, is on the river every day. He knows the importance of a Colorado Water Plan that protects the flow of the river and focuses on conservation: Post by Water For Colorado. Want to learn more and have your voice heard as...
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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...
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A New Water Normal In Mountain Towns

Mountain Town News posted this article this week about how its community is taking water-saving steps, even though they don’t have a shortage. Take a look: It’s been a good year for snow in the Rockies, and Breckenridge has a very strong portfolio of water rights. Normally,...
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We Need Alternatives To Water Diversions

Check out this guest blog post by Ken Neubecker, Eagle River Blue Trail Coordinator, on meeting the water needs of Colorado’s growing population and the importance of the Colorado Water Plan: The population of Colorado is expected to double by the year 2050. That means there will...
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State Law Will Save Billions of Gallons Of Water

Did you know that nearly one-quarter of all the water used inside of your home gets flushed down the toilet? Add in the water used for showers and faucets, and we’re talking about nearly 60% of all the water used inside homes. Thanks to a new legislative bill awaiting Gov....