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New White Paper: Water Resource Modeling of the Colorado River: Present and Future Strategies

New White Paper: Water Resource Modeling of the Colorado River: Present and Future Strategies

09/20/2019

Now available, a new white paper from the Center for Colorado River Studies on Water Resource Modeling of the Colorado River by Kevin Wheeler, Jack Schmidt and David Rosenberg. This white paper is the first of a series of papers to be produced by the Fut...

Water in the Western US Course

Water in the Western US Course

09/18/2019

This course combines an overview of the science behind water and climate in the Western United States with a survey of the major legal, political, and cultural issues focused on this precious resource. A free course (to audit) offered through the Universi...

How does a stream gage work?

How does a stream gage work?

08/15/2019

Information on the flow of rivers and streams is a vital asset that safeguards lives, protects property, and ensures adequate water supplies for the future. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) operates a network of more than 9,000 stream gages nationwide. I...

From CRRG: Thinking about Risk on the Colorado River

From CRRG: Thinking about Risk on the Colorado River

05/31/2019

Managers, scientists, and stakeholders identified key research needs in the basin. One of the most prominent themes that emerged from discussions was the need to better understand how the river system is vulnerable to low‐probability, high‐impact events t...

Boatman's Beta: Third Experimental Flow at Glen Canyon Dam

Boatman's Beta: Third Experimental Flow at Glen Canyon Dam

05/30/2019

The Department of the Interior is conducting the third experimental flow at Glen Canyon Dam since implementing its Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan (LTEMP). The goal is to provide enhanced habitat for the lifecycle of aquatic insects that are th...

The Future of the Colorado River Symposium

The Future of the Colorado River Symposium

01/28/2019

On October 13, 2018 we asked national experts -- can you rehabilitate a stressed river ecosystem and still meet the water needs of 40 million people? Find out what they said.

River Modeling

River Modeling

01/10/2019

Two models, the Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS) and the Mid-term Operations Probabilistic Model (MTOM), are used to develop projections of future conditions of the Colorado River System. Learn more about the basics of these models here.

Colorado River Simulation System

Colorado River Simulation System

01/09/2019

Webinar presentation on the Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS) and its use in planning and operation on the Colorado River by Don Gross, Water Resources Engineer, Arizona Department of Water Resources. Includes a brief history of the development of C...

Hope for the Colorado: Development and Protection

Hope for the Colorado: Development and Protection

01/01/2018

Presentation: Development and Protection of the Colorado River system in Utah – from John Wesley Powell to the future. Utah has long played a central role in shaping the destiny of the Colorado River system. In 1869, JohnWesley Powell navigated the Green ...

Course of the Colorado River

Course of the Colorado River

The Colorado River's headwaters are at La Poudre Pass Lake Colorado. flows southwest to Utah and northwestern Arizona where it flows through the Grand Canyon. Most of its waters are diverted into the Imperial Valley of Southern California. In Mexico its c...