Stream Management Intersects with Flood Recovery on the St. Vrain

Back in the 1970s Coloradans began to recognize the need to create instream flow water rights, allowing water to remain in the river to protect ecology. Fast forward to today when the environmental movement and a multi-billion dollar recreation industry based around rivers in the state, are pushing greater recognition of the need to keep water in the rivers. In 2015, The Colorado Water Plan set a goal to protect and enhance streamflows through stream management planning. For the St. Vrain River in Colorado’s northern Front Range, stream management is intersecting with stream restoration from the floods of 2013. Read the transcript here.

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