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A collaborative resource for news, perspective and analysis for issues eddying Colorado River management.

National Parks Traveler: Special Report On The Colorado River

National Parks Traveler: Special Report On The Colorado River

02/20/2020

This week’s show kicks off National Parks Traveler's coverage of the Colorado River and how its health, or lack of health, impacts Canyonlands National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Utah.

Science Moab: A Look at Paleo-Flood Hydrology

Science Moab: A Look at Paleo-Flood Hydrology

02/18/2020

The Colorado River Basin has experienced incredibly large flood events in the past. Present-day river deposits can be used to understand the size and timing of floods that have happened within the region. Listen to Dr. Vic Baker who studies what he calls ...

Scenarios Consistently Overestimate Consumptive Water Use in the Upper Colorado River Basin

Scenarios Consistently Overestimate Consumptive Water Use in the Upper Colorado River Basin

01/30/2020

Future consumptive water use is difficult to predict because underlying factors that influence consumptive use—future population growth, irrigation technology and practices, climate, agricultural commodity prices and other factors—are individually difficu...

Water Resource Modeling of the Colorado River: Present & Future Strategies

Water Resource Modeling of the Colorado River: Present & Future Strategies

01/01/2020

This summarizes our white paper describing the structure of the CRSS and how it is used in long-range planning. It introduces the concept of alternative management paradigms for planning the future of Colorado River water supply and ecosystems. Below is a...