What is Colorado River Day?
Colorado River Day is celebrated annually on July 25th to commemorate the day in 1921 when Congress re-named the river from the “Grand” to the “Colorado.” Today, people across the Colorado River Basin come together every July 25 in support of sustaining our Colorado River.
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 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.