Water News and Views

Public Access to Water Flowing Through Private Property

By Larry Morandi A Denver Post article written by Jason Blevins resurrects a water issue left unresolved in Colorado for nearly 40 years. “Who owns the bottom of the river?” asks a lawsuit brought by a fisherman, Roger Hill, against a landowner, Mark Warsewa, who has blocked Hill’s access to fish on a portion of … Continue reading Public Access to Water Flowing Through Private Property

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Two Years In: Funding Colorado’s Water Plan

By Larry Morandi In a previous job working with state legislatures, I taped a cartoon on my wall that served as guidance to evaluate policy. It showed Moses descending the mount in a thunderstorm with the tablets held high over his head. As he reached the valley below, he turned, looked back over his shoulder … Continue reading Two Years In: Funding Colorado’s Water Plan

Study Session with Jean Van Pelt

Water Educator Network Member Feature - Jan. 2018 Name: Jean Van Pelt Position: Arkansas Basin Roundtable - Public Education, Participation, and Outreach Workgroup (PEPO) Coordinator Organization: Arkansas Basin Roundtable; PEPO Became a WEN member: April 2016 Watershed: Arkansas Basin From: Southern Colorado - Born in Walsenberg and grew up in Pueblo Favorite Stretch of River: Along … Continue reading Study Session with Jean Van Pelt

Opinion: Congress Must Ensure Healthy Forests and Secure Watersheds

By Andy Mueller, General Manager, Colorado River District It’s not fire season right now – or at least it shouldn’t be – but continuing drought and seemingly constant shifts in “normal” weather patterns set the stage for record-setting, winter wildfires in California that cost the federal government billions to contain, all which highlight similar concerns … Continue reading Opinion: Congress Must Ensure Healthy Forests and Secure Watersheds

TEN Resolutions for Water Education and Engagement in 2018

By Jayla Poppleton {STEAL THIS!} It’s the start of another new year, when the world feels full of possibility. Here at Water Education Colorado, we’re kicking off 2018 by first acknowledging our deep gratitude for the community we’re part of. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed in ways big and small in 2017 to make … Continue reading TEN Resolutions for Water Education and Engagement in 2018

Two Years In: Meeting the Goals in Colorado’s Water Plan

By Larry Morandi Colorado’s Water Plan is now more than two years old. While most of its goals may not be fully achieved until 2030 or 2050, it makes sense to assess the short-term results to gauge progress and see where adjustments might be appropriate to achieve the plan's overall objectives. To that end, the … Continue reading Two Years In: Meeting the Goals in Colorado’s Water Plan

Larimer County-Broomfield Pilot Project

With Colorado’s population growing and the constant need for water, one would think that rural farmers and landowners would be positioned against the state’s larger municipalities. However, just the opposite is true in many cases, and the recent Larimer County-Broomfield Project is the perfect example. This project is the state’s first permanent agricultural-municipal alternative transfer … Continue reading Larimer County-Broomfield Pilot Project

Aquatic Nuisance Species

Aquatic nuisance species (ANS), plants and animals that invade lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams, pose an increasing threat to Colorado’s water resources. The major threat is from zebra and quagga mussels invading water bodies across the state. Other nuisance species include New Zealand mudsnails and rusty crayfish. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has an inspection protocol … Continue reading Aquatic Nuisance Species

Introducing Water Education Colorado

The Colorado Foundation for Water Education, first founded in 2002 by an act of the state legislature, is introducing a new outlook that comes with a new name: Water Education Colorado. Tasked with the mission to help Coloradans understand that water is a limited resource and to help them make informed decisions, the organization's next chapter aims … Continue reading Introducing Water Education Colorado