Posts Tagged ‘water rights’

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

Groups Praise New Colorado Law to Protect Vulnerable Rivers, Streams

June 12th, 2009

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DENVER, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire

Environmental Defense Fund called legislation signed into law today by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter to protect Colorado‘s vulnerable rivers and streams “a national model for protecting the iconic and vulnerable waterways of the west.”

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