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Red Rocks Community College

There will be a Grand Opening in mid-October for the new Environmental Training Center, home of the Water Quality Management (WQM) Technology Program at Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood campus.

Public Trust Doctrine: Part III

In an ongoing effort to inform the public and water community alike, this is the third in a four part 2013 series relate


Historically heavy September rains across parts of Colorado’s Front Range were called ‘biblical’ by the National Weather Service.

U.S. Dams

Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water, while other structures such as floodgates or levees (also known as dikes) are used to manage or prevent water flow into specific land regions. The average age of the 84,000 dams in the U.S. is 52 years old.

18th Annual Children’s Water Festival

The 18th Annual Children’s Water Festival was successfully conducted May 1, 2013 at Fort Lewis College. There were 16 schools and 30 classes from across the basin that attended. This equated to more than 650 fifth grade students, as well as over 60 teachers and chaperones. The event would not be possible without nearly 100 volunteers from a plethora of organizations.

June 26-27th Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Training Workshop

Last year the Water Information Program (WIP) cosponsored with the Mountain Studies Institute and the San Juan Mountains Association a pilot Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Training Workshop in the Durango/Silverton area. It was very successful and well received.

Irrigation Efficiency Measures

Colorado is in a historic drought and agriculture uses roughly 85 percent of the state’s water. It seems obvious, then, that making agriculture more efficient is a surefire way to preserve Colorado’s dwindling water supply.

More Flexibility in State's Water Laws Needed, Panel Says

According to an April 24th Greeley Tribune article, reforming laws to provide more flexibility in how water is used and shared in Colorado will be critical in meeting demands as the state’s population rapidly grows.

1.5 Billion-Year-Old Water Recently Found on Earth

According to a May USA Today report, scientists say they've found water whose age clocks in at no less than 1.5 billion years, making it the oldest cache to have ever been discovered. The only water to top it is "minute quantities" contained in some rock minerals.

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