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‘Water is More Important Than Money,’ say Westerners

Water levels and drought concerns now eclipse economic concerns in Colorado and the West, according to the annual Conservation in the West Poll released recently by Colorado College. While 80% of polled voters are concerned about unemployment, 83% are concerned about drought and...

Final Colorado Water Plan Highlights

The following are  highlights from the final 2015 Colorado Water Plan submitted to Gov. Hickenlooper on Nov. 19. At a Glance: Colorado’s Water Plan Supports: A productive economy that supports vibrant and sustainable cities; viable and productive agriculture; and robust skiing,...

Will the Colorado Water Plan Work?

A recent magazine article asked the question: “Can a Water Plan Actually Work?”‘ According to Ken Neubecker, it all depends. What follows is a reprint of Neubecker’s post on the topic. He is associate director of the Colorado Basin Program for American...

10 Reasons Why We Love Colorado’s Rivers

Reason #1 to Protect Colorado’s Rivers — #Beauty. Reason #2 to Protect Colorado’s Rivers — #Farming. Reason #3 to Protect Colorado’s Rivers — #Wildlife. Reason #4 to Protect Colorado’s Rivers — #Kayaking. Reason #5 to Protect Colorado’s Rivers —...
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Whiskey Is For Drinking, Water Is For Fighting

Gov. John Hickenlooper is fond of saying that in Colorado, whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting. The governor is trying to change that context in the state’s first ever Colorado water plan, which is being featured in a series of in-depth articles by reporter Bob...

Today is Earth Day: Take Action on Colorado’s Water Plan

From our state’s iconic elk to the tiny high-pitched pikas that dot alpine hiking trails, Colorado’s wildlife depends on clean and ample water to survive in our fickle weather. But between record-breaking droughts and over use of our water resources, Colorado’s wildlife is...

National Geographic Blog: Keeping the Wild Yampa River Wild

Cutting through the steep canyons and arid sage lands of northwestern Colorado and northeastern Utah, the Yampa River is the region’s lifeblood. The river’s relentless force has carved out the area’s stratified geology and exposed the fossils that give Dinosaur National Monument...

The Business of Water in Colorado, West

Water solutions aren’t partisan, just ask Senator Reid, Senator Heller and businesses.