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Alt. Water Transfers

Cover HW Fall 2017

Water sharing and banking, coined "alternative transfer methods" or ATMs, could provide flexibility for stretched water supplies —but not without marked challenges. Read the Fall 2017 issue of Headwaters magazine and explore options to:

  • keep water in farming
  • help municipalities plan ahead
  • share between ag and environmental uses
  • bank water on the Colorado River

Browse articles and find a flipbook of the magazine here.

Connecting the Drops

connectingdropslogo4.1Bringing you the reporting you crave over the radio airways with extras and archives on our website. Visit the audio archives or listen to the latest story on the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the Colorado river that could become the state's second wild and scenic protect river—Deep Creek:

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Water Education Colorado

Cooperation vs. Competition

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This issue of Headwaters magazine chronicles how Colorado has entered into the most comprehensive and public dialogue ever attempted about the state's water future. Citizen roundtables are reaching across hydrologic divides to address questions which have often resulted in division rather than agreement.

Read the articles in text format below, or flip through the magazine online.



Headwaters Beyond the Printed Page

Water Education Colorado goes beyond printed material to help our readers meet and understand the views of IBCC and Basin Roundtable members.

VOICES OF THE IBCC—staff member Kristin Maharg visited with IBCC members in March 2009 to discuss their thoughts on a vision for Colorado's water future, new water supply strategies and the Colorado River compact. Listen to audio selections from these interviews here.

FACES OF THE IBCCAt the March 2009 Interbasin Compact Committee meeting, photographer Kevin Moloney asked participants to create a self-portrait using a remote camera release. We've posted a selection of these images, along with quotes from the magazine.

Arkansas Basin Roundtable

The Arkansas River flows from 14,000-foot peaks near Leadville to the plains along the Kansas border before leaving the state to continue its lengthy trip to the Mississippi. Its watershed is the largest in Colorado, covering more than one fourth of the state.

Read more: Arkansas Basin Roundtable

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