Colorado is of course home to the mighty river’s headwaters. Nearly all of the state’s West Slope relies on the river for its drinking and agricultural water, Front Range cities rely on the river for much of its water supply, and many Eastern Plains farmers also depend on Colorado River water being shipped in for irrigation. About 61% of irrigated agriculture acreage in Colorado depends on the... read more
NEW MEXICO EVENTS
The Animas, La Plata, Mancos, Navajo and San Juan rivers are all Colorado River tributaries that flow through New Mexico. Over one million New Mexicans depend on the Colorado River system for drinking water, and the San Juan River irrigates 100,000 acres of farm land in the state. Recreation on Colorado River tributaries in New Mexico results in nearly $1.7 billion in total economic output... read more
The Colorado River is the primary source of drinking water for residents of Southern Nevada. The river is also the primary source for irrigation water for the region’s small agricultural industry and, more significantly, the primary irrigation source for the states who share the river with Nevada. Recreation on the Colorado River and the reservoir it fills, Lake Mead, results in over $2.8... read more
The Colorado River of course carved Arizona’s Grand Canyon, and its many Arizona tributaries reach every corner of the state. The vast majority of Arizonans depends on the Colorado River for drinking water, and 85% of Arizona’s irrigated agricultural land depends on the river. Recreation on the Colorado River system in Arizona results in nearly $6 billion in economic output annually and... read more
Colorado is of course home to the mighty river’s headwaters. Nearly all of the...
NEW MEXICO EVENTS
The Animas, La Plata, Mancos, Navajo and San Juan rivers are all Colorado...
The Colorado River is the primary source of drinking water for residents of...
The Colorado River of course carved Arizona’s Grand Canyon, and its many...
Across the Colorado River basin, innovative local solutions from cities, water districts and businesses are conserving water.