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Talks Focus On Colorado River Health

Feb 11, 2019

Credit Colorado River Water Conservation District

The Roaring Fork Conservancy in Basalt hosts a talk Tuesday night about managing the Colorado River in a hotter, drier world.


Chris Treese is the External Affairs Manager of the Colorado River Water Conservation District, a public agency that manages the state’s water.

He’ll discuss strategies to save water in the river, including cloud-seeing and removing water-hungry invasive plant species along the banks, like Tamarisk and Russian Olive.

One of the most efficient places to store water, Treese says, is in Lake Powell, which is currently over 60 percent empty.

Also this week, Aaron Derwingson of The Nature Conservancy’s Colorado River Program, speaks about protecting the river’s health, as part of the Naturalist Nights program from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.