TomTalks on Water Issues

In partner with One World One Water Center, we invite you to learn about the many facets of water from the industry experts themselves.

Learning By Doing

A collaborative effort dedicated to maintaining and, where possible, improving the aquatic environment in Grand County, Colorado.

Colorado Governor Asks For Emergency Drought Relief

CPR News | October 2020

With nearly 90 percent of the state in a severe drought, Governor Polis expanded the second phase drought response plan to all Colorado counties activating the Agriculture Impact Task Force and requesting emergency relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Grand County Backs Ballot Measure to Protect Water

Sky-Hi News | September 2020

The ballot measure would finance water projects on the Western Slope including productive agriculture, infrastructure, healthy rivers, watershed health and water quality, and conservation and efficiency.

Grand County Declares Stage One Drought

Grand County, Colorado | September 2020

Statewide drought, well below-average precipitation, and region-wide fire bans indicate the need for local residents, businesses, agriculture, and visitors to use less water.

This Giant Climate Hot Spot is Robbing the West of its Water

Washington Post | August 2020

The average flow of the Colorado River has declined nearly 20 percent over the past century, half of which is because of warming temperatures, scientists say. With the region’s snowpack shrinking and melting earlier, the ground absorbs more heat — and more of the precious water evaporates.

100% of Colorado is in Drought or Abnormally Dry

Denver Post | August 2020

Federal officials designated 100% of the state abnormally dry or in drought for the first time in eight years — “extreme” or “severe” in many areas, leading to shriveling crops, shrinking water flows in streams and rivers, and dying forests primed to burn.

Gross Reservoir Expansion Needed for Water Security for 1.5 Million People

Mountain Town News | July 2020

Denver began pursuing the expansion of the dam after the drought of 2002 exposed the vulnerability of water delivery to Arvada and other suburbs in the northwest metropolitan area that contract with Denver Water for supplies.

Fishing Grand County

Sky-Hi News | July 2020

Tips, tricks, and the best locations to fish in Grand County, Colorado such as the Colorado River starting in Rocky Mountain National Park. After runoff subsides, it fishes very well for brook trout with an occasional brown trout. Grab a rod, get outside, and enjoy our beautiful nature and flowing rivers.

Water Issues Lead to Drought, Fire Risk, and Weaker Streamflow

The Denver Post | May 2020

One of Colorado’s driest Aprils on record has led to diminished mountain streamflow and snow at 76% of the norm for this time of year and more than half of Colorado is facing drought.

Climate Warming May Hit Colorado River Basin Farmers Hardest

The Denver Post | April 2020

Shrinking mountain snowpack limiting water for irrigation and other water infrastructure concerns could threaten the U.S. food supply.

Rising Temperatures Taking A Worsening Toll on The Colorado River

AZCentral | February 2020

New research shows the Colorado River could lose about one-fourth of its flow by 2050 due to higher temperatures decreasing snowpack.

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