Colorado Water Conservation Board

5:00am

Thu July 17, 2014
Water Resources

Colorado's River Basin Users Discuss Statewide Water Plan

Colorado's Yampa River.
Colorado Water Trust

For the first time, water users from Colorado’s nine river basins are meeting to discuss their individual basin wide water plans. The users are presenting their assessments in Rangley, Colorado.

Their goal is to create a comprehensive statewide water plan.

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6:49am

Wed September 4, 2013
Water

Rethinking Reservoirs With An Eye Toward Colorado's Rivers

The Terrace Reservoir in the San Luis Valley provides irrigation water for farms downstream. It had a 200 acre-foot restriction imposed by the state because of an aging spillway.
Maeve Conran KGNU

All around Colorado, new collaborations are emerging around water storage and water use. Partnerships with reservoirs are turning out to be key in terms of environmental stewardship, river protection, and healthy communities that rely on water.

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2:00pm

Wed May 15, 2013
Drought

Governor Activates Drought Task Force

Dry conditions along Colorado’s eastern plains south of Limon.
Luke Runyon KUNC/Harvest Public Media

10:00am

Sat December 29, 2012

3:54pm

Thu April 5, 2012
Environment

Continued Warm, Dry Weather Has CO Water Managers Vigilant

Drought in Colorado
Carlye Calvin courtesy of University Center for Atmospheric Research

This week we’ve been reporting on March’s record hot, dry weather – and now we’ve learned the state’s snowpack declined by as much as 30% last month. Perhaps a more alarming figure is the fact that 98% of the state is currently in some level of drought.

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