Water reuse was a strong theme at the Water int he West Symposium, a sort-of coming out conferences for the new partnership between Denver Water and Colorado State University. The two institutions plan a Water Resources Center at the site of the National Western Stock Show complex near downtown Denver.
Breckenridge was full of people the day last summer that fire erupted in the nearby Tenmile Range. “It was scary. It was so close,” says one local resident.
Fifteen years ago, three major forest fires were roaring in Colorado, making even city streets feel like a dystopian sci-fi movie. What did we learn from those fires?
Warming temperatures have already made Rocky Mountain forests more vulnerable to disturbances, but the changes have only begun.
Learning to do more with less water in the Colorado River headwaters by Allen Best GRAND COUNTY – A decade ago, Kirk Klancke had hard, cold feelings about Denver Water. A stonemason for 35 years who moved to the Fraser Valley in 1971, he was passionate about the outdoors, particularly fly-fishing, and was outraged by …
Denver continues to explore its subterranean aquifers to see if they can be used for storage as Colorado’s largest municipal water provide faces the uncertainties posed by climate change and population growth.
Water Buffaloes in Colorado and the West once thought monolithic and linear, says Denver Water’s Jim Lochhhead, and then a new world that they didn’t understand arrived.
irrigation at Colorado’s Carpenter Ranch along the Yampa River was suspended this year July 1, part of a pilot program in the Colorado River Basin intended to create greater flexibility in water in anticipation of drought.
Breckenridge is among Colorado’s mountain towns looking to take measures to encourage more efficient use of water for outdoor lawn irrigation. “We have to walk the talk,” says Tim Gagen, the town manager. “We can’t just sit up here and say we have all the water, now we’ll use it.”
Denver Water, the primary proponent of the efficiency legislation, estimates that broad adoption of the water-efficient toilets, urinals, shower heads, and faucets will produce 40,000 acre-feet of savings across Colorado by 2050.
Architects of an pact governing Denver’s increased diversions from rivers in Grand County say less can be more through a program called Learning by Doing.