Weather Modification-Cloud Seeding Data

Think Mother Nature is the only one that can control the weather? Well think again. During times of drought and as we look toward an uncertain climate future, water managers and scientists are relying on cloud seeding to bring snow to ski resorts and a more reliable water supply along the Colorado River. Cloud seeding … Continue reading Weather Modification-Cloud Seeding Data

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Successful Implementation of Colorado’s Water Plan Requires a Data-Driven Mindset

Nicole Seltzer, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education's former executive director moved on last week from her position at CFWE to pursue a personal goal of spending more time enjoying Colorado's mountains. While working at CFWE, Nicole led the organization through a period of growth by doubling staffing levels, diversifying programs, and increasing the budget by over 60 percent. … Continue reading Successful Implementation of Colorado’s Water Plan Requires a Data-Driven Mindset

Go Time for Colorado’s Water Plan: Meeting the Plan’s Land Use Goals

By Meagan Webber The final draft of the Colorado Water Plan (CWP) was released in December 2015. As is part of our mission, The Colorado Foundation for Water Education seeks to help keep you up-to-speed on how the plan’s action steps are progressing on the ground in order to meet Colorado’s water needs. This is … Continue reading Go Time for Colorado’s Water Plan: Meeting the Plan’s Land Use Goals

Go Time for Colorado’s Water Plan: meeting the plan’s conservation goals

  By Nelson Harvey, excerpts pulled from an originally published in the Winter 2016 issue of Headwaters magazine When Gov. John Hickenlooper triumphantly hoisted the final water plan at a mid-November ceremony in Denver, the hundreds of Coloradans who contributed to its formation paused to take a congratulatory breath. Yet even then, questions were swirling … Continue reading Go Time for Colorado’s Water Plan: meeting the plan’s conservation goals

A statewide conversation on Colorado’s Water Plan: tune in on the radio or online this Sunday

Join radio listeners around Colorado for a statewide conversation on Colorado's Water Plan during a live call-in discussion this Sunday January 25th from 5-6 pm. Hear from James Eklund, Director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board; Jim Pokrandt with the Colorado River Water Conservation District; and Chris Woodka with the Pueblo Chieftain. Listen online or on the … Continue reading A statewide conversation on Colorado’s Water Plan: tune in on the radio or online this Sunday

To Gov’s Office with Colorado Water Plan

December 10, 2014, that was yesterday, and it's already history. At 1:30 pm, the draft of Colorado's Water Plan was handed to Gov. John Hickenlooper. Colorado Water Conservation Board staff smiled proudly, along with CWCB board members, Interbasin Compact Committee members and others at the hand-off of their work. The plan reflects efforts to meet the … Continue reading To Gov’s Office with Colorado Water Plan

Ask Questions About Colorado’s Water Plan

Colorado’s Water Plan will provide a path forward for providing Coloradans with the water we need while supporting healthy watersheds and the environment, robust recreation and tourism economies, vibrant and sustainable cities, and viable and productive agriculture. So it says on the homepage of the Colorado's Water Plan website, and so many across the state … Continue reading Ask Questions About Colorado’s Water Plan

Statewide water plan is in the works for Colorado

  Last Wednesday, Gov. John Hickenlooper directed the Colorado Water Conservation Board to work on a draft Colorado Water Plan. The statewide water plan should address the growing gap between water supply and demand. “Colorado deserves a plan for its water future use that aligns the state’s many and varied water efforts and streamlines the … Continue reading Statewide water plan is in the works for Colorado

Drought Resources Quench Thirst for Knowledge

In Colorado, we've been talking about drought all year, and don't expect that to stop anytime soon. We saw the lowest snowpack statewide since 2002, the warmest spring in more than 100 years, fires by mid-summer, low stream flows and slew of drought impacts and mitigation efforts. If you're interested in learning more, or are … Continue reading Drought Resources Quench Thirst for Knowledge