From Aspen Journalism (Heather Sackett): Through the release of water it owns in Ruedi Reservoir, Garfield County will help endangered fish species in an often-depleted section of the Colorado River. Garfield County will lease 350 acre-feet of water annually over the next five years to the Colorado Water Conservation Board under the CWCB’s instream-flow program. […]

via Garfield County to lease its Ruedi Reservoir water to help endangered fish in #ColoradoRiver — @AspenJournalism #COriver #aridification — Coyote Gulch

From The Mountain Mail (Cody Olivas): The Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently adopted a project management plan that will guide construction of the Arkansas Valley Conduit… Terry Scanga, general manager of the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District, said he didn’t see the AVC having much impact on Salidans and […]

via Arkansas Valley Conduit will provide fresh water to towns of Southeastern #Colorado — The Mountain Mail — Coyote Gulch

Here’s a guest column from Hannah Holm that’s running in The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: It seems like the pandemic has soaked up most of the newsprint lately, but even now, when so much has come to a standstill, our rivers keep flowing. As Jim Pokrandt pointed out in a recent op-ed, our canals have […]

via #ColoradoRiver keeps flowing — so do concerns about its future — The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel #COriver #aridification #COWaterPlan — Coyote Gulch

From the Colorado River District via The Rio Blanco Herald-Times: A growing body of research shows that the Upper Colorado River Basin is growing warmer on average. In fact, the national hot spot centers on Western Colorado and much of the Southwest. A result: a significant reduction in the snowpack that makes up the Southwest’s […]

via Facing a drier future, water managers turn to science — The Rio Blanco Herald-Times #ColoradoRiver #COriver #aridification — Coyote Gulch

From Audubon Rockies (Abby Burk): What’s your relationship with Colorado’s rivers? For most of us, Colorado’s snowpack thaws, flows downhill to wetlands and small streams, connects to rivers, and then flows right into your home. Colorado’s rivers influence how we live our lives every single day. They are the lifeblood of our state’s economy. Our […]

via #Colorado Thrives When Our Rivers Do: #COWaterPlan webinar March 3, 2020 — @AudubonRockies — Coyote Gulch

From Audubon Rockies (Abby Burke): Policy priorities for the 2020 Colorado legislative session. Colorado lawmakers returned to the Capitol on January 8th to kick off the 2020 legislative session. Even before bills were introduced, it was clear that the General Assembly will wrangle with issues that will touch every corner of the state and impact […]

via 2020 #COleg: Legislative Water Priorities in 2020 for #Colorado’s Rivers, Birds, and People — @AudubonRockies #ColoradoRiver #COriver #DCP #aridification #COWaterPlan — Coyote Gulch

From Audubon Rockies (Abby Burke): Policy priorities for the 2020 Colorado legislative session. Colorado lawmakers returned to the Capitol on January 8th to kick off the 2020 legislative session. Even before bills were introduced, it was clear that the General Assembly will wrangle with issues that will touch every corner of the state and impact […]

via 2020 #COleg: Legislative Water Priorities in 2020 for #Colorado’s Rivers, Birds, and People — @AudubonRockies #ColoradoRiver #COriver #DCP #aridification #COWaterPlan — Coyote Gulch