Colorado Rivers


Wed May 16, 2012

Two Colorado Rivers Make 2012 Endangered River List

America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2012
American Rivers

This year’s list of the 10 most endangered rivers in the country includes two Colorado streams. The environmental group American Rivers ranked the Crystal River 8th, and the Green River - which flows through Wyoming, Utah and northwest Colorado - as the 2nd most at risk.

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Wed May 16, 2012

Colorado River Water Deal Reached

State Bridge, CO. Colorado State Highway 131 as it crosses over the Colorado River in Eagle County
Jeffrey Beall Flickr-Creative Commons

Colorado’s largest water utility has signed a truce with western slope water agencies and governments over its future use of the stressed Upper Colorado River.

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Fri May 4, 2012

The Dollar Value of the Colorado River Basin

MoabAdventurer Flickr-Creative Commons

A new report commissioned by the advocacy group Protect the Flows says recreational activity along the Colorado River Basin generates more than $6.3 billion worth of direct spending into Colorado each year.

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Wed February 22, 2012

River Advocates Rally at Colorado Capitol

Conservationists rallied outside the west entrance to the state capitol Wednesday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Conservation groups are renewing calls for tighter environmental regulations to protect the Upper Colorado River, which supplies water for millions and also generates millions of dollars for western Colorado’s tourism-based economy. 

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Mon June 20, 2011

Flooding Risk Down, But Rivers Still High in Colorado

Colorado River Valley
Joe Futrelle Flickr

While the risk of flooding due to this year’s record snowpack has diminished somewhat - state and county emergency officials remain on alert for the possibility of flooding from other sources.

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