Colorado River Water Conservation District

December 2, 2013--Water group: Look elsewhere for water (Aspen Times)

The members of the Colorado River Basin Roundtable last week unanimously agreed to tell a group of Front Range water interests not to look for new sources of water on the Western Slope to meet a forecasted water shortage.

October 18, 2013--Connecting the drops: Buy and dry (KVFN News)

Since the early 90s, the rate of population growth in Colorado has exceeded the national average, and since the year 2000, nearly one million people have migrated to the Centennial State.

August 4, 2013--Water shortages loom in Southwest, could trigger cuts (

Resource managers in the Colorado River Basin are preparing for an unprecedented scenario: By next year, water in Lake Powell is likely to drop to a level that will trigger mandatory cuts in water deliveries to California, Arizona and Nevada. The U.S.

May 14, 2013--State of the Rivers raises issues with the Colorado (NBC News)

Colorado Mesa University's Water Center teamed up with the Colorado River District to host a State of the Rivers meeting Monday night. One outcomes was a discussion about the yearly draining the Colorado River endures and the possible consequences thereafter.

CRWCD Releases New Book

The Colorado River Water Conservation District (CRWCD) released their new book, Water Wrangling,

December 2, 2012--With snow season starting dry, nervous officials worry about reservoirs (Grand Junction Sentinel)

It’s too early to panic, everyone agrees. But with this season of snowfall off to a lackluster start, water managers, utilities and agricultural interests all are anxious for the kind of storms that can lead next spring to refilled reservoirs and recharged watersheds after a year of drought.

October 29, 2012--Western communities boiling over water quality (Denver Post)

Communities across the West are demanding limits on oil shale drilling along the Colorado River over concerns the thirst for oil could lead to polluted water supplies for millions of people. The worries have prompted proposals to limit acreage available for leasing.

October 28, 2012--'Water Wrangling' for the West Slope (Post Independent)

“The River District” is the familiar name for the Colorado River Water Conservation District, which is now completing three-quarters of a century of “conservation of the water of the Colorado River in Colorado,” as its 1937 originating legislation put it. Glenwood Springs attorney and rancher Frank Delaney authored that legislation.

Colorado River Water Conservation District 75th Anniversary

The Colorado River Water Conservation District (CRWCD) also celebrates their 75th anniversary th

September 3, 2012--Reservoir storage & the Colorado River Compact (Summit Daily)

Reservoirs are water savings accounts. Largely, they operate to catch snowmelt for use later in the summer — but are big enough to build a nest egg for future drought years. If you like to brush your teeth, shower, eat and water your lawn, you are a water user, dependent on this system so necessary in arid Colorado. So how are the reservoirs holding up in this drought year?

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