The Western Slope is no stranger to drought. It’s a fight Coloradans have been waging for years. Last summer, the Grand Valley turned tomato red on the map, classified as in extreme or exceptional drought, but Andrea Lopez of Ute Water says some reservoirs are slowly filling back up.
In the face of ongoing drought, nonprofit Water Education Colorado has tips to help you save some H20 on World Water Day—and every day.
As concerned Coloradans, what can we do? Two-time Olympian and world champion skier Jeremy Bloom says we can learn where our water comes from and take action to ensure it can meet our needs today and for future generations.
As a Colorado kid, Jeremy Bloom grew up playing on some form of water nearly every day. Growing up on Boyd Lake in Loveland, Colo., his family were avid water skiers in the summer. During the winter season, however, is where his passion for water, in the form of snow, truly came alive. Back then, it seemed so magical, plentiful and never ending.
The harsh reality is that today, that same extraordinary substance is at risk.
In the backdrop of the Marshall Fire, Colorado’s governor is highlighting the importance of protecting and conserving water in a state more and more affected by drought.
Polis pointed to drought conditions in the Southwest, devastating weather and climate events, as well as increasing demand as population grows, as factors that have strained Colorado’s water supply.
Enjoy that snow you see now, because the spring is likely to be warm and dry.
Barring epic snowstorms during the next four months, reservoirs on the drought-strapped Colorado River will enter new territory in 2022.