Climate Change Impacts Storymap

This was originally included in Currents,  the monthly newsletter by Wright Water Engineers, Inc. It is shared with permission. The State of Colorado has published an online story map showing the economic impacts of flood, drought, and wildfire in 2050. The interactive platform shows how climate change and population growth…

3 (free) River-Inspired Resources for Your Mental Health

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Eagle River Watershed Council held a two-part Rivers & Meditation series on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 2021. The virtual events offered participants opportunities to experience the calming effects that the sounds and images of water, combined with a guided meditation, can offer. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Samya…

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…

Snow and rain: A tortoise and hare story

Here in Colorado, we tend to think of precipitation in discrete, measured amounts: Inches of snow, cubic feet per second, acre feet of water. In an arid region often afflicted by drought, this is an understandable way to perceive our water situation. But if we dig deeper, the issues we…

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