Ruminating on water and energy

Colorado and the West have plenty of reasons to talk about both energy and water, but usually those conversations occur in separate rooms. An attempt to bring them together by historian Patty Limerick had much the same result, as she herself acknowledged.

Heeding science in managing the Colorado River

Colorado has had giant pivots in its water affairs since Eric Kuhn arrived in 1983 to work at the Colorado River Water Conservation District. Now officially retired, Kuhn is engaged in perhaps the most important work of his career with a book that warns against ignoring climate science in managing the Colorado River.