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Coming Soon – Water Education Colorado Website

Have you heard the news? A new website is on the way for Water Education Colorado with a fitting url: watereducationcolorado.org. The redesign of the website will make our most popular items easier to locate and access. The addition of innovative features, more news content and general water information will improve the user experience and … Continue reading Coming Soon – Water Education Colorado Website

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Colorado Water Conservation Board approves $3.1 million in state water plan grants

By Larry Morandi The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) met in Salida on May 23-24, in part, to take final action on grant applications to help implement Colorado’s Water Plan (CWP). The Colorado General Assembly created the grant program in 2017, appropriating $9 million in fiscal year 2018 for projects in six categories—storage ($3 million); … Continue reading Colorado Water Conservation Board approves $3.1 million in state water plan grants

Pueblo Reservoir faced releasing millions of gallons of water in April, but its fast-acting users averted a major spill

By Jerd Smith Water Education Colorado It’s a drought year, right? But back in April, Pueblo Reservoir in southeastern Colorado was so full of water it came within days of releasing the excess, also known as “spilling,” to make room for spring runoff. Spilling water is painful in a semi-arid state, in part because whomever … Continue reading Pueblo Reservoir faced releasing millions of gallons of water in April, but its fast-acting users averted a major spill

How a Water District South of Denver Reuses Every Single Drop

  By Eric Hecox Meridian Metropolitan District, General Manager Reusing or recycling water in Colorado can be a tricky business. There are a number of factors that must be considered: whether your water can legally be reused; which method will be employed and at what scale your reuse program will operate. At Meridian Metropolitan District … Continue reading How a Water District South of Denver Reuses Every Single Drop

Colorado Files Motion to Dismiss Water Access Case

By Larry Morandi A February 12 blog entitled “Public Access to Water Flowing Through Private Property” describes a lawsuit filed by a fisherman, Roger Hill, against a landowner, Mark Warsewa, over Hill’s ability to wade the Arkansas River adjacent to Warsewa’s land. By wading the river, Hill touches the streambed, which Warsewa says belongs to … Continue reading Colorado Files Motion to Dismiss Water Access Case

Study Session with Karen Bish and Deb Parker

Water Educator Network Member Feature - May 2018      Names and Positions: Karen Bish, Community Outreach Supervisor; Deb Parker, Public Education Specialist   Organization: South Platte Water Renewal Partners Became WEN Members: September 2017 Watershed: South Platte Basin Favorite River: Karen- The Colorado River; Deb- The South Platte River Favorite Water-Based Activity: Karen- Swimming; Deb- Kayaking Our … Continue reading Study Session with Karen Bish and Deb Parker

Capitol Beat: Colorado General Assembly Adjourns

By Larry Morandi The Colorado General Assembly closed out its 2018 session on May 9. The legislature took final action on two of the six bills previously reported in this “Capitol Beat” series, passing one (SB18-218, Funding Colorado Water Conservation Board Projects) and defeating the other (HB18-1301, Water Quality Impacts of Mineral Mining). Here’s the … Continue reading Capitol Beat: Colorado General Assembly Adjourns

Jury still out: Upper Colorado River Commission wants more action from Arizona’s CAP

By Jerd Smith Water Education Colorado Whether a high-level meeting between an Arizona water agency and the four upper basin states earlier this week will help restart a critical drought contingency planning effort in the Colorado River Basin isn’t clear yet, officials said. This despite an apology from Central Arizona Project managers for publicly discussing … Continue reading Jury still out: Upper Colorado River Commission wants more action from Arizona’s CAP

Remembering Steve Fearn

Steve Fearn, Silverton resident and former board member of Water Education Colorado (formerly the Colorado Foundation for Water Education), the Colorado Water Congress, and Southwestern Water Conservation District passed away in late April. Steve Fearn was kind, dedicated, and gently guided Water Education Colorado with his wisdom. He will be missed. Chris Treese, WEco board … Continue reading Remembering Steve Fearn