24 ideas floated for saving water, protecting Colorado River
Colorado could spend millions more to replace water-hungry lawns, keep extra water in streams to protect fish and their habitats, and repair water-wasting farm and city delivery systems, according to a list of potential fixes from a state task force hoping to drought-proof the Colorado River. The 17-member panel finished its preliminary list of recommendations [last] Friday. It will finalize the list Thursday and hone it for a final report to lawmakers due Dec. 15. The task force’s job has been to identify new policies and tools to help save water and ensure neither Colorado water users nor the environment are adversely affected by any new federal Colorado River agreements designed to protect the drought-strapped river across the seven-state region where it flows.
- KUNC – Greeley, Colo.: The Colorado River’s biggest user will conserve some water in exchange for federal dollars