The program is a key strategy in the Upper Basin’s plan to conserve water and help replenish reservoirs and rivers in the Colorado River Basin
Opinion: To keep Colorado River water flowing, pay farmers to conserve it
Water conservation in cities is necessary, but insufficient. Most water is used by agriculture.
Feds slash state water draws from Colorado River as drought intensifies
The federal government declared a water shortage on the Colorado River for the first time since a compact between seven river basin was inked a century ago, with major 2022 water delivery cutbacks for Arizona and a lesser amount for Nevada and the nation of Mexico. But water resource experts warned Coloradans not to be […]
Western wildfires, drought, coronavirus boost public fears about the state of public lands, new polls shows
Public alarm over the growing threats of climate change to Western lands and waters has doubled in the past decade, and Coloradans are even more worried than their neighbors about the ongoing drought’s brutal draining of rivers and lakes, according to new results from a long-term, eight-state poll run by Colorado College. People of color […]
Water is Colorado’s most critical resource. So why isn’t it central to every local land-use decision?
In the early 1980s, the small city of Woodland Park started strategically planning how to protect its water supply for the future. “Because we have all junior water rights and a limited water supply, we knew we must be very careful about how we grow,” said Sally Riley, planning director for Woodland Park, which is […]