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Colorado Voters Choose to Protect Our Rivers

Nov 06, 2020 -
On November 3, Colorado voters passed two key ballot measures to help keep our rivers healthy and flowing. Together these measures will generate nearly $8...

Press Release: Water for Colorado Coalition Applauds the Passage of $8 Million to Protect Colorado’s Rivers

Nov 04, 2020 -
Today, the Water for Colorado coalition celebrates the passage of two key local ballot measures that will increase investment in Colorado’s rivers and streams.

Water for Colorado Votes
to Protect Our Waterways

Oct 26, 2020 -
With Election Day just one week away, it’s vital that we keep rivers in mind as we fill out our ballots. Rivers are the lifeblood of the...

Weak 2020 water year comes to a close

Oct 22, 2020 -
The blizzards of January and February seem like distant dreams to Colorado water managers. What started as a promising year for water supply — with above-average snowpack as of...

Wildfire in Our Watersheds

Oct 22, 2020 -
Colorado is in the midst of prime wildfire season. Wildfires have gripped Colorado for much of the summer and they continue to burn—with both historic size and force into...

Water for Colorado Votes:
Investing in Local Water Projects

Oct 20, 2020 -
This year, we’ve seen raging wildfires harm our forests and waterways, increasingly severe droughts put our farms and ranches at risk, and decreasing water supplies threaten our...

Eagle River Watershed Council: How fires impact our rivers

Oct 15, 2020 -
Fire is in the headlines these days, with more than 4 million acres burned to date this year on the West Coast. Our fire season here in Colorado has...

Climate change likely to keep hammering Colorado River’s biggest reservoirs

Oct 08, 2020 -
The Colorado River’s largest reservoirs are expected to keep struggling over the next five years due to climate change, according to the federal agency that oversees them.

Happy New Water Year, where’d all that Colorado River water go?

Oct 07, 2020 -
Shrouded in pandemic fog, I’m only now getting to my sorta annual “Happy New Water Year!” post, where I traditionally look on in alarm at dropping Colorado River Basin reservoir...

These hay fields may know something we don’t: how to save the Colorado River

Oct 07, 2020 -
Grand County rancher Paul Bruchez stands in a hay field near Kremmling, holding a small tuft of hay between his fingertips, twirling it back and forth, seeing how quickly...

Water for Colorado Votes
For Healthy Rivers and a Secure Water Future

Oct 06, 2020 -
Colorado’s rivers are the lifeblood of the West, contributing billions of dollars to the economy each year. Without healthy rivers and a secure water supply,...

‘We don’t give up really easy’: Navajo ranchers battle climate change

Oct 05, 2020 -
Two decades into a severe drought on the Navajo reservation, the open range around Maybelle Sloan’s sheep farm stretches out in a brown expanse of earth and sagebrush.

Opinion: Colorado leaders must innovate to rebuild Colorado better

Sep 30, 2020 -
The past several months have shaken our nation and state to the core. The combined crises of a global pandemic, economic recession, racist violence against people of color and...

Wildfires and the Health of Our Rivers

Sep 25, 2020 -
The impacts of climate change have been overlooked for decades, but now they are impossible to ignore. As Coloradans grapple with yet another severe wildfire season, elected...

Pine Gulch fire, largest wildfire in Colorado history, reaches 100% containment

Sep 24, 2020 -
The Pine Gulch fire reached 100% containment Wednesday, a spokesman with the Bureau of Land Management confirmed.
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