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Colorado's public lands are faced with new challenges but water and land management depend on working together. Read about the relationship between water and land in Colorado and how Coloradans are converging to restore Colorado's public lands in the Spring 2018 issue of Headwaters magazine.

Browse articles and find a flipbook of the magazine here.

Connecting the Drops

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Water Education Colorado

Headwaters magazineLearn about planning efforts for Colorado's water future by reading feature articles below, flipping through, or downloading the online version of Headwaters.

Northern Integrated Supply Project

By Kevin Darst

Smaller cities and water districts in northern Colorado are courting Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District’s first proposed storage project in more than two decades to help them meet the demands of population growth.

Read more: Northern Integrated Supply Project

Colorado Springs’ Southern Delivery System

By Dan MacArthur

Colorado Springs is staking its bets on its proposed Southern Delivery System as the best way of supporting continued growth and addressing potential urban water shortages by as early as the end of the decade. But the city still must withstand environmental scrutiny and overcome a major permitting obstacle that could further delay its ambitious schedule.

Read more: Colorado Springs’ Southern Delivery System

Windy Gap Firming Project

By Kevin Darst

The idea wasn’t new: store water on the Western Slope and pump it to the Eastern Slope to satisfy rising water demand in the state’s most populated river basin, the South Platte.

Read more: Windy Gap Firming Project

Moffat Collection System Expansion


By Dan MacArthur

Denver Water considers its proposed Moffat Collection System Project important to bring better balance and reliability to its water supply system.

Read more: Moffat Collection System Expansion

Firm Yield on the Drawing Board


The Statewide Water Supply Initiative helped inventory dozens of proposed water supply projects all over the state. The following is meant to provide a sample of the some of the projects on the drawing board and is not meant to be a comprehensive list.

Read more: Firm Yield on the Drawing Board

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