Summer 2011: Colorado River Basin
The Mighty Colorado
As the Colorado River flows through its seven-state, canyon carving traverse, it is tapped and retapped– supporting acres of irrigated agriculture and desert communities. In Colorado we depend on this lifeline to the West and take pride in our namesake river. In this issue of Headwaters, Water Education Colorado focuses on the Colorado River’s mainstem and the river’s many uses. Communities as distinct as Colorado’s peach capital of Palisade, its high mountain ski country and its population center along the northern Front Range all share Colorado River flows. Read featured articles below or view the online version here.
The Coveted Colorado
July 2, 2011 by Jerd Smith
In the Rocky Mountain state, where most water is already claimed, the Colorado River carries the last reserves of the life-giving liquid. But how much can safely be developed and at what cost?Read More