Winter 2012: Take the Plunge

Take the Plunge

 

Are you interested in Colorado water issues but don’t know where to start? Do you want to know how much water is available or the amount we’ll need as the state grows?  Do you want to explore the ways in which we use water to grow food in Colorado? Would you like to learn about planting a Xeriscape garden or to plan a trip to explore Colorado’s water?

Explore these topics and more by reading featured articles below or viewing the online version of Headwaters here.

How Precious is Our Water?

January 1, 2012 by Josh McDaniel 

The network of irrigation canals that fan out from these rivers, distributing water to the valley’s farms and ranches, are what makes these fields unnaturally, welcomingly green, but the Grand Valley is not alone in its reliance on irrigation to make agriculture successful. In fact, the need for irrigation is one of the fundamental characteristics of life in the West.

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Water for All
January 2, 2012 by Erin McIntyre
Communities worldwide are without modern water treatment, delivery and sanitation technology and suffer greatly as a result. Several Colorado organizations are working to change this.
River Restoration
January 1, 2012 by Katy Neusteter
A high-meadow stream gets a facelift, setting the tone for broad-coalition river restoration work.
A Water Supply Legacy
by Jayla Poppleton
Colorado is fortunate to have been well set up by water supply planners of the past; Now, how much will it cost to replace aging infrastructure?
For the Wildlife Lover
by Rio de la Vista
Destinations for experiencing magnificent aspects of Colorado’s water resources for the lover of wildlife.
For the Infrastructure Nut
by Jennifer Block
Destinations for experiencing magnificent aspects of Colorado’s water resources for the lover of infrastructure.
For the Wilderness Enthusiast
by Zach Smith
Destinations for experiencing magnificent aspects of Colorado’s water resources for the lover of wilderness.
For the Archaeology Buff
by Gregory Hobbs
Destinations for experiencing magnificent aspects of Colorado’s water resources for the lover of archaeology.
For the Agritourist
by Deserai Crow
Destinations for experiencing magnificent aspects of Colorado’s water resources for the lover of agriculture.