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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

Upper Colorado River Tour June 23-25

The Colorado River turns into a classroom June 23-25 when the Colorado Foundation for Water Education presents its first Upper Colorado River Tour.

The three-day tour begins in Keystone and offers participants a balanced, firsthand look at Colorado's water issues. A variety of experts will discuss their viewpoints on water supply, water quality and water uses.

Participants will get to know river issues firsthand as they raft the Colorado River near Glenwood Springs and tour water storage facilities, water diversion projects and regions of critical water resource debate. The tour will also include educational activities highlighting recreational water use in the Vail area, as well as agricultural activities in the Grand Valley.

Cost for the trip is $495 for per person single occupancy, and $395 for a double occupancy room. This price includes registration, transportation, lodging, food and activities. Scholarships will be available.

Reservations for the Upper Colorado River Tour begin in March 2004. For details, contact CFWE (303) 377-4433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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