Posts Tagged ‘Colorado River’

Colorado Rivers and Streams Benefit from Lease of Water Rights

July 6th, 2012

A recent article from The Denver Post says that this year’s looming drought has prompted a new push to prevent harm to streams and rivers by temporarily leasing water normally diverted to household taps, farms and ranchlands. Water authorities and conservation groups say that these leases ensure sufficient water in streams and rivers will mean the difference between life and death for fish, bugs, animals and riparian vegetation.  » More: Colorado Rivers and Streams Benefit from Lease of Water Rights

Grand County and Water Providers Work Together

December 31st, 2009


Denver Water and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District have decided to work together to pump a significant amount of water from the upper Colorado River over the Great Divide to the Front Range.  Read more on the Colorado Trout Unlimited Blog to learn about the details of this proposal.  Click Here

Does Climate Change Mean Less Water in the Colorado River?

September 30th, 2009

coloradoriver1That was the debate at the Aspen Global Change Institute held on Tuesday, September 22nd.  Experts discussed how climate scientists and water managers can provide better information to government decision makers.  Read the full article at Aspen Daily News Online.

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout

September 16th, 2009

The Colorado River cutthroat trout is one of three subspecies of native trout found in Colorado and is designated as a species of special concern in Colorado. This species has been threatened due to introductions of non-native salmonids over the last century.  A conservation team was developed to coordinate conservation actions for the Colorado River cutthroat trout.  Read more on this species at the Colorado Division of Wildlife.