Tag: Colorado water

Floods devastated Colorado communities in September 2013, destroying homes and roads, burying water-works and irrigation equipment, and altering the courses of rivers and creeks. My article, “Race to Recovery,” in Headwaters Magazine, Summer 2014, looks at the pace and scope of recovery after the floods, and how communities are banding together to restore rivers and repair irrigation ditches to improve their form and function.

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The energy-water nexus defines the mutual relationship between two essential resources. My Fall 2013 article for Headwaters Magazine explores how planners and policymakers in Colorado and the West are increasingly evaluating energy sources based on their water use and how choices can address growth, climate change and other issues.

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Colorado water managers say they desperately need to shore up supplies and storage in a region growing larger and seemingly drier. But proposals for major storage and pipelines now face high regulatory hurdles, long waits, and ever-escalating costs. My September 2013 story for the Northern Colorado Business Report on water projects stuck in “regulatory limbo.”

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