Water Year 2023 was exceptional for runoff and for boosting reservoir storage---but it isn't likely to repeat itself for the additional 3-6 years needed to refill the reservoirs to 1999 levels (the last time they were full). We need to work to conserve the gains of WY2023, as history shows...
Cornerstone at the Confluence: Navigating the Colorado River Compact's Next Century is a book that leverages the centennial year to reflect on the compact and broader “Law of the River.” The book was edited by CRRG member Jason Anthony Robison; several other CRRG members contributed.
Australia Public Broadcasting featured Dr. Jack Schmidt with an interesting out-of-country perspective on problems currently hitting very close to home. The 30-minute program is a primer on the Colorado River's troubles.
Professor Jason Robison joined the podcast Ripple Effect to discuss the latest activities for the Colorado River, including the BOR's recent Tier 2 Shortage Declaration, status of interstate negotiations, and much more.
“Unprecedented,” said Jason Robison, a professor of natural resources law at the University of Wyoming. “Two to four million acre feet in conservation saving blows the doors off of anything that has been done since the onset of the megadrought in 2000.”
At the Colorado River Compact Centennial Symposium, CCRG's Jason Robison is presenting, "The Confluence at the Compact's Centennial. Anne Castle will present "The Law of the River: A Centennial Perspective."
CRRG members Anne Castle and Brad Udall moderated and spoke at the 2021 Colorado River Water Users Association Conference on Dec. 15, 2021. Matt McKinney hosted a luncheon for the Water & Tribes Initiative during the event.
Dr. Karletta Chief is an associate professor and extension specialist at the University of Arizona where she works with tribal communities on the water challenges they face. View this storymap to get perspective on her story.
Brad Udall was a featured expert in piece discussing how seven states and 30 Native American tribes in the Colorado River Basin prepare to make hard choices as water levels plummet due to a 22-year drought.