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Colorado River District Issue 7A: Voters overwhelmingly pass River District tax hike

Nov 03, 2020 -
Western Slope voters have overwhelmingly passed a proposal by the Colorado River Water Conservation District to raise property taxes across its 15-county region.

Are Colorado homeowners stalling out on conservation?

Nov 01, 2020 -
The summer days of 2019 in Castle Rock were hot and endless. School teacher Kirsten Schuman, pregnant with her second child, wearily watered her suburban yard only to see...

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...

Americans See Urgent Need to Protect Water Amidst Climate Change in New Walton Family Foundation Poll

Oct 21, 2020 -
A poll released today by the Walton Family Foundation reveals almost universal agreement among Americans that the nation needs to take immediate action on protecting water and addressing climate...

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...

For The West’s Drinking Water, Wildfire Concerns Linger Long After Smoke Clears

Oct 14, 2020 -
For many communities in the West, the water that flows out of kitchen faucets and bathroom showerheads starts high up in the mountains, as snowpack tucked under canopies of...

Grants to aid in keeping restored riversides restored

Oct 13, 2020 -
Over the years, broad-based coalitions have worked to restore area riverside habitat through removal of invasive species including tamarisk and Russian olive trees, and revegetation. Now, more than $200,000...

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.
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