Future of the Colorado River
Colorado River Conversations: Returning Rapids Project
The Returning Rapids Project seeks to document the recovery of river resources once inundated by a full Lake Powell, and now being exposed as reservoir storage declines. Peter Lefebvre and Mike Dehoff, principal investigators of the Returning Rapids proje...
The Future of the Colorado River: A federal perspective
A conversation with Anne Castle, who served as assistant secretary for water and science in the U.S. Department of the Interior from 2009 to 2014. She is currently a senior fellow at the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Envir...
The Future of the Colorado River: A California Perspective
A conversation with Chris Harris, Executive Director, Colorado River Board of California in April 2020. Water Supply Deficiency Problems of the Colorado River System.
Future of the Colorado River: Climate Change
A conversation with Brad Udall, Senior Water & Climate Research Scientist, Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University in April 2020 on Water and Climate in the 21st Century.
Future of the Colorado River: A Watershed Perspective
A conversation with Eric Kuhn, author and Colorado River District General Manager (retired). April 16, 2020.
Future of the Colorado River: Tribal Perspectives on the Colorado River
A conversation with Daryl Vigil, Ten Tribes Coalition and Matt McKinney, University of Montana on April 16, 2020.
Rivers 101: Ecosystem Management in the Grand Canyon
A presentation by Jack Schmidt, director of the Future of the Colorado River Project and Janet Quinney Lawson Chair in Colorado River Studies
Rivers 101: Sediment Management in the Grand Canyon
A video presentation by Jack Schmidt, director of the Future of the Colorado River Project and Janet Quinney Lawson Chair in Colorado River Studies.
New White Paper: Strategies for Managing the Colorado River in an Uncertain Future
Colorado River stakeholders face many uncertainties—issues like climate change, future water demand, and evolving ecological priorities—and are looking for new tools to help cope. Managers and stakeholders need ways to help classify uncertain conditions, ...
New White Paper: Water Resource Modeling of the Colorado River: Present and Future Strategies
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
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...
From CRRG: Thinking about Risk on the Colorado River
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
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
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.
Hope for the Colorado: Development and Protection
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 ...