Connecting the Drops – Climate Change Shortening the Ski Season

  A recent study found that a changing climate could cut the length of ski season in half in some parts of the US by 2050, […]

Connecting the Drops: Leaking Mines Polluting Colorado Water

It’s been over 3 years since the Animas River near Durango in Southern Colorado turned orange as a result of the release of toxic chemicals from […]

Connecting the Drops: Expanding Water Re-Use in Colorado

The American West is grappling with a water crisis.  The Colorado River Basin system is over allocated…that means more water is being drawn out of the […]

Connecting the Drops: Reusing Water – A Solution to Colorado’s Water Shortage?

Beer and wine made from purified wastewater are offering the public exposure to a type of water reuse with the potential to reshape water consumption in […]

Connecting The Drops: The Value of Local Rivers and Waterways

The management of water in the American West has historically lacked any consideration for the rivers themselves. This means that water was only considered of value […]

Connecting the Drops: St. Vrain Marks a Milestone in Colorado Flood Recovery

  Colorado’s water law is almost as old as the state itself, and since its inception, it has centered on the idea that water is most […]

Connecting The Drops: Fire and Water

Wildfires are a reality for those living in the American West…but the impact on the landscape lingers long after the smoke is gone. With an estimated […]

Connecting the Drops: Wild and Scenic Rivers

2018 year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and it seems Colorado may be getting close to protecting a second […]

Connecting the Drops: Creating Efficiency in Watering Crops

It’s one of the most often quoted parts of Colorado water law, and in some ways, the most misunderstood. Use it or lose it. That means […]

Connecting the Drops: Measuring Snow

The bulk of the water supply for the western US comes in the form of snow. That’s approximately 70% of the water we use originating in […]