The opening weeks of 2023 have been filled with legislative updates and new bills, state water board news, Colorado River happenings and new chapters for local issues. Let’s dive in. – Heather SackettEditor and Reporter on the Water Desk No-flush wipes bill drafted State Senators Dylan Roberts and Perry Will, who represent the Western Slope […]
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Recent editions of the new monthly newsletter from Aspen Journalism’s Water Desk.
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The Runoff | From panic to acceptance
Some water managers at CRWUA acknowledged a truth that is widely known but rarely stated so candidly: As the Colorado River crisis deepens, water to cities will not be cut off in favor of continuing to grow hay in the desert, no matter what the law of the river says.
The Runoff | Where the grant money flows
Here at Aspen Journalism a big part of what the Water Desk covers are meetings of governmental agencies. Before you yawn too loud, an important thing to understand is that a major responsibility of these organizations is to dole out grant money. Lots (sometimes millions) of taxpayer-funded grant money. It goes to water projects in […]
The Runoff | In dog days of summer, streamflows diminish but demands don’t
Welcome back to The Runoff, our monthly newsletter featuring insight and news from our Water Desk you won’t read anywhere else, plus additional context and updates on our most recent reporting. Once again we are taking the place of the normal edition of The Roundup, which will return next week. Thanks for going deeper with […]
The Runoff | River District in D.C., streamflows stressed and a possible double peak
Insight and news from our Water Desk you won’t read anywhere else, plus additional context and updates on our most recent reporting.
The Runoff | Anti-speculation efforts frustrated
In The Runoff for April, Water Desk Editor Heather Sackett shares news items you won’t read anywhere else, and updates and context from recent stories. A “new normal” of scarcity. Watershed penpals. A tribal lawyer argues for compensated forbearance.
The Runoff | A huge expanse of irrigated land
News briefs not to be missed and a recap of the state’s best reporting on water policy.
Welcome to The Runoff
Aspen Journalism’s monthly newsletter from the Water Desk to share more of what we’ve learned on the western water beat.