The USGS Wants You as a 'Citizen Scientist'!

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is recruiting what it calls “citizen scientists” to share their observations of natural phenomena that will then be put into usable form. For more information and/or to sign up, visit their website.

Colorado Weather Program Seeks Volunteers to Monitor Drought, Climate

Weather watchers are needed to help Colorado State monitor the ongoing drought and longer-term climate conditions. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, known as CoCoRaHS, is hoping to have at least one person per square mile recording observations along the Front Range, and as many as possible elsewhere in the state.

Water Use Audits Offered to Farmers!

Farmers consume nearly 90 percent of Colorado's water, and Colorado State University is offering ways for them to use it more efficiently. A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to CSU's Center for Agricultural Energy will pay for reduced-cost irrigation efficiency audits for growers with center pivot systems.

Helping Good Samaritans Clean Up Abandoned Hardrock Mines

For years Colorado legislatures have been trying to pass laws that would make it easier for groups to clean up toxic pollution from abandoned mines. These groups, which are not responsible for the pollution but want to clean it up anyway, are called, appropriately enough, Good Samaritans.

Funding Available for Rural Water Projects

The USDA has financial assistance available to provide water to rural Americans.  Originally the USDA program provided only modest loans for household and farm use, but over the years it has expanded to providing loans and grants for the development of water and waste water infrastructure and technical assistance.  Over the last three years, $51 million has been i

Documentary Available--The American Southwest: Are we running dry?

Nearly every state in the American Southwest is affected by growing water problems and is struggling with record dry conditions.


The Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! campaign is designed to address the multiple challenges of an environmental issue known collectively as aquatic nuisance species. Invasive species represent one of the greatest threats to quality fisheries.

Roundtables Website Link

Use this link for the latest information about the Colorado Water for the 21st Century Act that created Basin Roundtables to discuss water supply issues and solutions.


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