What is Colorado River Day?
This is a day on which people come together across divides in support of maintaining a sustainable Colorado River. It takes place on July 25th each year, online as this was the day in 1921 when Congress re-named the river from the “Grand” to the “Colorado”.
The Colorado River is at a crossroads. Demand on the river’s water now exceeds its supply. We need to bring the river back into balance in order to both sustain this lifeline of the West and to keep water affordable for people who need it. The recently completed Colorado River Basin Study demonstrated that water conservation and re-use alone can yield at least 3 million acre feet of water and is the most cost-effective and easily implementable way to bring water supply and demand on the Colorado River back into balance.
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