Colorado River Delta

RiverWare assists international commission in historic Minute 319 Agreement

After decades of degradation, a newly signed binational agreement promises to give the Colorado River Delta a second chance at life. With flows rarely reaching the Pacific Ocean, the Colorado River Delta has begun to disappear as water resource needs in the dry southwest region of the United States pushes...

Award ceremony in DC in recognition of work done

CADSWES wins 2012 DOI Partners in Conservation Award

Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes today announced today the 2012 “Partners in Conservation” Awards to 17 organizations that have achieved exemplary conservation results through public-private cooperation and community engagement. Together, the 17 award recipients represent more than 700 individuals and organizations from across the United States. University...

Future of western water supply threatened by climate change, Says new CU-Boulder study

As the West warms, a drier Colorado River system could see as much as a one-in-two chance of fully depleting all of its reservoir storage by mid-century assuming current management practices continue on course, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study. The study, in press in the...

Interior Department recognizes CU-Boulder for role in historic Colorado river shortage agreement

May 26, 2009

University of Colorado at Boulder engineers and scientists were among those honored with the U.S. Department of the Interior's "Partners in Conservation Award" this month for their role in the adoption of innovative, new operational guidelines for managing the Colorado River in drought years. Accepting the awards for CU-Boulder were...

CU-Boulder study traces delay in North American monsoon to pacific ocean warming

April 23, 2007

The southwestern United States has experienced a significant delay in its annual summer monsoon rains in recent decades due to warmer sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, according to a new study at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The study is scheduled for publication May 1 in a special...

CU-Boulder's RiverWare modeling tool played key role in Colorado river negotiations

Feb. 14, 2006

Across the West this month, local newspapers reported that the seven Colorado River states finally reached an agreement on a consensus recommendation for managing the river under drought conditions, as directed by Secretary of Interior Gale Norton. This was especially exciting news to researchers at the University of Colorado at...

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