It’s no secret that Colorado is facing a drought. The two-pronged issue of low water supplies and increasing demand has lawmaker’s attention this upcoming legislative session.
The Poudre River, revered for its normally pristine water, was contaminated by so much High Park Fire ash, it was rendered nearly useless for water managers in Greeley and Fort Collins.
Icebergs aren’t just for salads or obstacles for oceangoing ships anymore. They’re also one of the 150 possible water shortage solutions submitted to the Colorado River Basin Water study.
A final study analyzing the future of the Colorado River Basin says the gap between supply and demand over the next 50 years is expected to be significant.
Normally you would need a paddle to get to the middle of Horestooth Reservoir just west of Fort Collins. Right now you can almost walk there; the reservoir is only 40 percent full.