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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.

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Water Education Colorado

Headwaters magazine Read select articles on the Arkansas River Basin below or flip through the whole magazine online.

Small Town Dreams

By Lori Ozzello

‘The economic benefit of this project goes to the very survival of many of the small towns. With the threat of shutdown looming for some water providers due to non-compliance with Health Department standards, there is the possibility of these small municipalities being forced out of existence.’
—from a Nov. 28, 2006 memo to Colorado Water Conservation Board from Bruce Johnson and Mike Serlet, CWCB Water Supply and Finance Section

Read more: Small Town Dreams

Just One Chance

By Lori Ozzello

People in the Lower Arkansas Valley have known for years that Front Range cities and water districts would like to buy up their water.

Read more: Just One Chance

Now they know about the Gunnison

More than 60 participants—including water professionals, real estate agents, engineers and the 2007 Water Leaders Course members—toured the Gunnison River Basin June 25 and 26. Members of the Legislative Interim Water Committee also joined the group.

Read more: Now they know about the Gunnison

William Daven Farr: Student of Water and Life

A Remembrance

By Jim Witwer

Flyfisherman, water visionary, banker, lamb and cattle feeder, farmer, rancher, dad, grandfather, great grandfather, friend and mentor to many, WD Farr, 97, died Aug. 14 in his native Greeley.

Read more: William Daven Farr: Student of Water and Life

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