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The Road to Flood Recovery

Monday, August 11, 2014

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The Road to Flood Recovery

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 Power and Energy of Water

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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The Power and Energy of Water

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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The Long Dam Wait

Monday, September 30, 2013

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The Long Dam Wait

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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The Ever-Evolving Farmer

Friday, December 14, 2012

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The Ever-Evolving Farmer

During a summer of drought, farmers, ranchers and agricultural researchers in Colorado are living with and adjusting to environmental changes and economic realities. I wrote on Colorado farmers' adaptations and attitudes during dry times in the Fall 2012 issue of Headwaters Magazine.

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The Water Commish

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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The Water Commish

With Colorado bracing for a hot and dry (and smoky) summer, I spoke with state water commissioners for University of Northern Colorado's Northern Vision magazine to hear about the challenges of managing water for a parched state of farmers, river runners, and homeowners.

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Watered Down

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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Watered Down

Water is scarce in Colorado, and it's even harder to track from beneath the surface. State groundwater users have learned that monitoring and sharing underground resources is hardly a straightforward science.

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Flare Up

Thursday, July 7, 2005

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Flare Up

Health problems. Environmental degradation. A billion-dollar business with ties to the White House. Faced with the effects of fracking, western Colorado landowners are fighting back against the oil and gas industry. A July 2005 feature for the Rocky Mountain Bullhorn.

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