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The Colorado River Compact Hasn’t Aged Well

By George Sibley

The Colorado River Compact turns 100 this year, but any celebration is damped down by the drying-up of the big…

The public launch ramp at Antelope Point, late March, 2021

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Don’t blame the Upper Basin states

By George Sibley

But the Bureau of Reclamation has regularly and faithfully released to the Lower Basin, from Powell Reservoir, the Colorado River Compact and Mexican Treaty allotments –- 8.23 million acre-feet only dropping a little below those allotments half a dozen times since Powell began to fill in the 1960s.

Bryan Egner US Dept. of energy Glen Canyon Dam 2018

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Imagine a great river, flowing free

By Dave Marston

Some environmental groups and water honchos have sponsored a “Rewilding of Glen Canyon” contest, with the winner getting $4,000 “and…

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Looking back to when water was plentiful

By Dave Marston

During his 50 years in rural western Colorado, Jamie Jacobson has seen a lot of flooding. While caretaking a farm…

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A Clear Warning About the Colorado River

By Dave Marston

For the West this summer, the news about water was grim.  In some parts of California, it didn’t rain for…

Photograph by Ken Cheung, Courtesy of Unsplash

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SECRETARY BABBITT’S PROPOSAL MAKES SENSE – WITH A FEW CAVEATS

By Denise Fort

The real obstacle to Babbitt’s proposal springs from our romanticized vision of what agriculture looks like in the West.

Photograph by David Marston

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DON’T HURT FARMERS TO SAVE THE COLORADO

By Andy Mueller

No one denies it: Over-consumption of water and extreme drought caused by climate change are realities driving the Colorado River…

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