Colorado Water Trust

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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2:52pm

Fri June 29, 2012
Drought

Help For the Yampa: Lease Could Boost River Flows this Summer

Yampa River in 2009
cm19590 Creative Commons/Flickr
  • Amy Beatie, Executive Director of the Colorado Water Trust, on the agreement to boost stream flows for the Yampa River through Steamboat Springs this summer.

An agreement among conservation groups and water agencies may soon boost anemic stream flows along the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs.

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2:57pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Environment

Nonprofit Launches Unusual Project to Combat Drought

mcconnell.franklin/ Creative Commons

Facing potential drought and lower-than-average river flows this summer, one Colorado nonprofit is launching a program it hopes will make a difference.

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