Sep 30 2022


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Watering the West: A Documentary Series at the Headwaters Center

We are elated that this three-part Documentary Series is coming to the Headwaters Center for three consecutive weekends.

More information and joint sponsor information to come!

Tickets are available below. $25 Dollars for all three installments played one per weekend for the three weekends or $10 per show if you want just to attend one.  Each Showing includes admission to the museum before the start of the film. Films will start an hour to an hour and a half after the start of the event.

From the Watering the West Website:

Watering the West: A Documentary Trilogy enlightens audiences about water issues in the American West: past, present, and future, including where the water comes from, where it goes and how it gets there, the unique nature of western water law and its origins, and how growing populations and a changing climate will impact a diverse group of water users that rely on the rivers that deliver the mountain snow melt that makes the American West habitable. Through personal stories from city planners, farmers and ranchers, recreators and ecologists, beer brewers and the oil and gas industry, we will explore trans mountain and local diversions; storage projects and farms; water court and water auctions, a Day in the Life of a Ditch Rider; backcountry Wild and Scene River explorations; and the listening sessions, council meetings and forums where opinions divide neighbors, towns, and industry leaders. Watering the West will also introduce us to the people and programs that aim for listening, connection, and cooperation, to those who seek to replace divisiveness with collaboration as the American West moves into a future of increasingly scarce water supplies. From past to present with a 1986 re-enactment of a water broker purchasing a farm with water rights to secure water for the City of Thornton to a song which teaches the Doctrine of Prior Appropriation, WATERING the WEST educates, entertains and presents a case for cooperation around one of the most pressing issues of our time.

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