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Headwaters Winter 2006-WQ

Headwaters magazine Read articles from the magazine below or flip through the entire publication online.

Watermarks--Letter from the Editor

Keeping it Clean as Development Looms

In the Citizen's Guide to Colorado Water Quality Protection (CFWE, 2004), author Paul Frohardt of the Water Quality Control Commission identified pressures from population and development as the primary threats to water quality protection in this state. In this winter edition of Headwaters, we reflect on the local, corporate and governmental responses to those pressures.

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Tax Checkoff to Support River Restoration and Local Watershed Groups

Denver—Checking the box on your state income tax return next to the Colorado Watershed Protection fund helps protect the health of Colorado's rivers and landscapes. Your contribution supports a grant program created by the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Colorado Watershed Assembly to fund stream restoration projects and assist locally-based watershed groups in watershed protection efforts.

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Energy and Water— How Can We Get Both for the Price of One?

FORT COLLINS—Join policy makers, energy producers and concerned stakeholders from across the West to discuss the opportunities and challenges involved in converting water from oil and gas production to beneficial use. Workshop sessions will:

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125th Anniversary of the State Engineer's Office

DENVER—On March 5, 1881, the Colorado General Assembly established the position of State Engineer. This unique post was tasked with administration of water rights and measurement of water flows in the rivers and canals around the newly-minted state.

Since that time, 21 state engineers have served the State of Colorado. M.C. Hinderlider served the longest, from 1923 to 1954 and was involved in the negotiation of many interstate compacts.

The role of the State Engineer has expanded over the last 125 years. The staff of the State Engineer's Office is now responsible for administration of nine interstate compacts, dam safety, ground water permitting, safe construction of water wells, maintenance of water data and information, and more.

Hal Simpson, the current State Engineer, has served since August of 1992 and is the second longest serving State Engineer.

To learn more about the State Engineer's Office go online to water.state.co.us or call (303)866-3581.

Water Rights Handbook for Conservation Professionals

Authored by prominent Colorado lawyers and other water experts*, this 130-page handbook provides conservation professionals and landowners with guidance on how to protect water-dependent conservation values using conservation easements.

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Critical Issues in Land Conservation: Water Rights and Oil & Gas Development

Glenwood Springs—This two-day conference will offer guidance to conservation professionals and landowners on how to protect water-dependent conservation values using conservation easements. It will also explore the implications of increasing oil and gas development on conservation easements in Colorado.

Read more: Critical Issues in Land Conservation: Water Rights and Oil & Gas Development

Mike Nelson & 7News—Your Weather, Your Watershed

Colorado's Water: Headwaters of the West made its debut Monday Jan. 9, at a premiere party at 7NEWS in Denver. This collaboration between 7NEWS, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education, Denver Water, the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Aurora Water and the City of Boulder offers both online and on-air resources to help viewers learn more about water, watersheds, weather and the environment.

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Water Law Resources

Guide to Colorado Water Law explores the basics of Colorado water law--learn how it has developed and how it is applied today. This, WEco's most popular Citizen's Guide, was authored by Colorado Supreme Court Justice, and WEco Board Vice President, Gregory Hobbs. Take a look or purchase a copy.

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Law Supplement Headwaters magazine a special edition of Headwaters that provides an in-depth look at Colorado water law. Browse the magazine to supplement our Citizen's Guide and your knowledge. View it here

Administration Headwaters magazine read how enforcing the law in our water-scarce state can get tricky and meet the men and women who allocate Colorado's most precious resource. Browse the issue here.

  
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