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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

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Water Education Colorado

Tour Highlights History, Headwaters

More than 70 participants toured high altitude Colorado June 16-17 as they made their way along the headwaters of the South Platte and Arkansas River basins. Members of the Legislative Interim Water Committee joined a diverse group of participants including water professionals, federal employees, real estate agents and educators for the journey.

Tour highlights included an in-depth tour of South Park featuring its forest management issues, rich history and unique environments. Rafting through Brown's Canyon on the Arkansas River gave participants a chance to see the river up close and personal.

On the second day, tours of Fryingpan-Arkansas Project reservoirs illustrated the complexity and challenges of our water supply infrastructure, with a stop at the Golden Burro in Leadville to refuel. Revegetation efforts and a look at Eagle Park Reservoir at the Climax Mine concluded the second day.

Thank you to the tour sponsors, the Coalition for the Upper South Platte, Leadership Program of the Rockies participants, and all our tour speakers.

Sponsored by

Colorado Springs Utilities
Phelps-Dodge (Climax Mine)
Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District


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