Drought and the Importance of Water Efficiency

We can’t control the amount of water flowing through our streams, but we can control what we do with that water. Here are some resources the Watershed Council loves that share steps and actions to take at home to reduce your water use. Water only on certain days of the…

You can donate your car — why not your water rights too?

VIEW OF THE EAGLE RIVER VALLEY FROM BELLYACHE RIDGE, EARLY SUMMER, EAGLE COUNTY, COLORADO

You can see the original posting of this article in the Vail Daily here. Use it or lose it. That is a mantra some may know well here in Colorado, as it pertains to those holding water rights. With water rights, “use it or lose it” refers to the right-holder’s…

Birds Love Water

Sharon Milligan/Audubon Photography Awards

This post was originally posted by the Vail Daily. See the original posting here.  February is National Embroidery Month — did you know? It’s also National Hot Breakfast Month and Black History Month. Observed annually on Feb. 14 is the well-known Valentine’s Day, and February 17 is National Cabbage Day….

Collaboration is Key for Water Solutions

Increasingly, water in Colorado (and around the West, for that matter) is becoming a fierce battleground with distinct lines drawn in the sand. We see environmentalists and recreationists squaring off against water suppliers; farmers duking it out with so-called “water grabbers”; and, unfortunately, the Front Range pitted against the Western…

Cloud seeding works, but won’t solve water woes

In the arid West, the perpetual search for new water supplies, like the mythical search for the Holy Grail, has given rise to numerous fantastical adventures and grand schemes. Some of these have resulted in the impressive feats of engineering that have re-plumbed much of the Colorado River Basin, and…