Colorado

August 1, 2015--Colorado farmers grow more food on less water amid rising competition (Denver Post)

While farmers around him give up control over water used for a century to irrigate crops, Marc Arnusch is crouching in a thick cornfield inspecting blue digits on his new sensor. The third-generation farmer installed it to measure exactly the level of moisture in soil right at the roots of his corn. He's also considering underground tubes that emit water only upon contact by roots.


July 31, 2015--New documentary takes you on a Colorado water journey through history -- and into your tap (7News)

The state of Colorado is predicted to double its population by 2050, the demand for water is mounting, and supplies are limited. A new documentary film called, "The Great Divide," from Colorado filmmaker Jim Havey, addresses the important and complex issues surrounding Colorado water.


July 30, 2015--Colorado State University receives $12 million award to establish urban water sustainability research network

 A consortium of 14 academic institutions and key partners across the country is addressing the challenges that threaten urban water systems in the United States and around the world.


July 30, 2015--Water Colorado's Water Plan lays foundation, but is it strong enough? (KUNC)

Colorado's statewide water plan has been criticized for failing to make tough decisions about the state's biggest water issues: how new growth uses water, a new transmountain diversion from the Western Slope, and how to balance urban needs for water with a desire to preserve agriculture, which uses the majority of the state's water. In response, those involved with th


July 30, 2015--Governor chimes in on Colorado fluoride debate (Snowmass Sun)

Communities across Colorado, including Snowmass Village and now Denver, are re-evaluating their policies on drinking water fluoridation, prompting the Governor’s Office to throw its support behind the practice Wednesday. After the U.S.


July 29, 2015--River restoration project moves forward (Telluride Daily Planet)

The Town of Telluride Open Space Commission unanimously agreed at a Monday special meeting to recommend that the town council approve nearly $1 million in funding for a project to reroute the San Miguel River back to its original course on the Valley Floor.


July 28, 2015--Water plan wisely urges conservation (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Those of us not in the water business tend to think of Colorado’s water future in terms of deliverability — as in, is there enough water in our rivers and streams to satisfy downstream obligations and end users like cities and agriculture?


July 26, 2015--Water bosses: Colorado will have enough water if managed right (Colorado Public Radio)

Even in the face of climate change and a growing population, Colorado can have enough water in the future. That's according to three water managers from around the state.


July 25, 2015--Managing the future of Hermosa Creek (Durango Herald)

Campsites, roads, wildlife habitat and all the other aspects of the Hermosa Creek area are getting special scrutiny this year as part of an extended planning project. Congress designated the Hermosa Creek Wilderness and Special Management Area in December. Now, as part of the law that created the management area, the San Juan National Forest must decide what rules and projects


July 24, 2015--Colorado's water plan: An end to mega projects? (High Country News)

Underneath the surface of Colorado’s new water plan is an unspoken acknowledgment: the days of moving large amounts of water up and over the Rockies are probably done. On July 7, the second draft of the statewide plan was released, the latest step in a decade-long process that will direct how Colorado’s water should be managed for years to come.


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